Marriage License Requirements


1. Applicants must apply for the license together, and must complete a worksheet prior to arrival for their appointment, which can be downloaded here. Appointments are required at this time - see COVID-19 procedures from our homepage to schedule.

2. Both must be 18 years old or older.

3. There is no waiting period, blood test, or physical requirements.

4. The marriage license is valid for 30 days, including the date issued.

5. The marriage license is valid anywhere in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

6. Both must present an acceptable form of ID, such as a drivers's license, government issued picture ID, original birth certificate, or passport.

7. There is a $50.00 fee for the license. Cash, in-state check made payable to Fayette County Clerk, or card (minimal processing fee) are accepted.

Marriage with person under age 18 (Effective July 14, 2018)

The following requirements must be met prior to issuing a marriage license if the applicant is under 18:

  • 1. A minor who is 17 years of age may petition the Family Court in the county which the minor resides for an order granting permission to marry.
  • 2. At least 15 days must have elapsed since the court order was granted before applying for the marriage license. 
  • 3. A certified copy of the court order must be presented when applying for the marriage license.  

 

NOTE: Kentucky does not marry minors if either party is under 17 years of age and/or whose parents reside outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky.