Marriage License Information

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While planning your wedding in Arizona, you will need to obtain a marriage license.  A wedding license issued by any Arizona County is valid as a license for marriage in any Arizona County (for instance, you can use a Maricopa County Marriage License in Pima County, etc.). Once purchased, the marriage license must be used within one year.

In most counties, the license is a two-piece marriage certificate. The top part is a family heirloom, suitable for framing. The bottom part of the certificate is a stub that will be recorded  with all the public records in the county from which it was purchased. The recorded license stub becomes the subject of “certified copies.”

The marriage license cost is $76. If the bride intends to change her name after the ceremony at The Social Security Administration or Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles, she will need a certified copy of the stub. In most counties, it can be prepaid ($27.50) at the time of purchase and the County Recorders office will mail it directly to you (in 6-8 weeks).  

Your Arizona Wedding Officiant, Minister, Priest or Judge must record the marriage license stub within 30 days of the ceremony.  All county marriage licenses must be signed by the bride, groom, two witnesses age 18 or over, and the Wedding Officiant.

Pima County Information

 This information is provided to answer questions about obtaining a marriage license in Pima County (Tucson). The clerk's office is located on the 1st floor of the Pima County Superior Court Building at 110 W. Congress Street, which is downtown on the corner of Church and Congress.

 The county building is open from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After 5:00 p.m., you must enter through the east doors of the Superior Court Building, which faces onto Church Street.

The age of legal consent is 18 years. If you appear under 21, our clerks may request proof of age, so please bring a Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Passport or Military I.D.

Both of you must appear in person at the Civil window of the Clerk's Office to sign the Marriage License application and take an oath as to the truth of the statements you have made.

The state of Arizona does not require a blood test and there is no waiting period requirement. The license is valid for 12 months from the date of issuance, but you must marry within that 12 months or the license will expire. The license issued by our office can be used anywhere in the state of Arizona.

The fee for a Marriage License can be found online on this website under Filing Fees and is payable by cash, money order or credit card.