Marriage Licenses


PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE DURING OFFICE CLOSURE:

  • License applications may be made by appointment only at this time: SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
  • Marriage licenses must be used within 30 days, so please schedule within 30 days of your ceremony.   
  • We require that you complete our worksheet and either bring it with you to your appointment or email ahead of time to fccinquiry@fayettecountyclerk.com. If you are unable to print the worksheet, please write down or email the answers to the worksheet questions before arriving for your appointment.
  • Both parties must be present with identification in order to complete your license application. 
  • You will only be applying for your marriage license at our office.  If you wish to schedule a civil ceremony with a government official, please consult the list of names and numbers available under Marriage License Timeline on our site.
  • All completed marriage licenses must be mailed back to our office or dropped in our garage drop box. Once recorded, your certificate will be mailed to you at the address you designate during the application process.
  • Masks must be worn during your appointment.
All appointments are located at the Fayette County Clerk's Office, 162 E. Main Street, Lexington, Ky 40507. Please park in the Helix Garage at this address and proceed to the 1st floor entrance to check in at your appointment time. If you do not have the proper documentation needed for your transaction you will be asked to reschedule.

The marriage license fee is $50.00, payable by cash, check made payable to FCC, or card (minimal processing fee).