Marriage License Requirements
Marriage License Fee: $60.00
211 W. Commercial
Ozark, Arkansas 72949
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. / M – F
(except for Court Approved Holidays)
Marriage Application Requirement Arkansas:
To complete the application for a marriage license, a couple must:
- Both parties 18 or older must present a valid government issued identification. showing their correct name and date of birth.
- If your name has changed through a divorce and your driver’s license does not reflect this change, you will need to bring a certified copy of your divorce decree.
- Application fee is $60.00 (Sixty Dollars).
- Applicants are responsible and must return the marriage license to the County Clerk’s office to be recorded whether used or unused, within SIXTY (60) days from the date of issuance.
Marriage ID Requirement Arkansas
Both parties must be 18 years or older and have one of the following:
- State issued I.D.
- Valid Drivers License
- Indian Card
- Passport, Visa (not expired)
- Military I.D.
- Original Birth Certificate
Marriage Waiting Period Requirement Arkansas:
- There is no waiting period required in Arkansas.
- Marriage license may be issued immediately if the applicants are both age 18 or over.
- Males age 17 and females age 16 or 17 who are obtaining a marriage license with parental consent must fulfill a waiting period of 5 business days.
Marriage Residency Requirement Arkansas:
You do not have to be a resident of Arkansas. Marriage license can be used anywhere in Arkansas.
If you were previously married, you will need to show your divorce decree, or have information regarding date, county and state of death of previous spouse. If you name has changed, you need to bring a certified copy of your divorce decree.
Marriage License Fees Arkansas:
Arkansas marriage license fee is $60.00 (Sixty Dollars). Acceptable form of payment is cash. For guidance on additional methods of payment, please call ahead.
Covenant Marriages Arkansas:
Act 1486 of 2001 created an option for couples in Arkansas to choose a Covenant Marriage.
A man and a woman may contract a Covenant Marriage by declaring their intent to do so on their Application for Marriage license and executing a Declaration of Intent to contract a Covenant Marriage.
The Application for a marriage license and the Declaration of Intent shall be filed with the official who issues the marriage license. The Declaration of Intent shall contain the following:
- A Recitation signed by both parties.
- An Affidavit by the parties that they have received authorized counseling emphasizing the nature, purposes and responsibilities of marriage.
- An Attestation, signed by the counselor and attached to or included in the parties’ Affidavit, confirming that the parties received authorized counseling.
- The signature of both parties witnessed by a notary.
- The Recitation, Affidavit, and Attestation shall be filed at the time the Covenant Marriage License is issued.
“Authorized counseling” means marital counseling provided by: A Priest, Minister, Rabbi, Clerk of the Religious Society of Friends, Clergy Member of any Religious Sect, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Associate Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist or a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.