When should you apply for a marriage license?

Marriage licenses will not be issued sooner than 72 hours after the application has been made unless ordered to do so via an appropriate court order. If the marriage is scheduled for a Saturday or Sunday, the application should be made no later than the preceding Tuesday.

If the couple wishes to have both a civil and religious ceremony performed on the same day, two licenses will be issued on the basis of a single application but two fees will be collected. If the couple wishes to have two religious ceremonies and wants to have a public record of each, they must apply for only one license, use it, and then return to the registrar, complete another license application, and pay the $28 fee. The same application form is used for both licenses; the distinction is made by checking the box at the top of the form indicating the application is for a "Reaffirmation of Marriage" license.

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1. What are the age requirements?
2. How much does it cost?
3. Who can perform the marriage ceremony?
4. When should you apply for a marriage license?
5. What to bring with you when you come?
6. How long is the license valid?