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Effective September 1, 2017, pursuant to SB Number 1705 Texas Family Code Section 23 was amended. A person under 18 years of age may not marry unless the person has been granted by this state or another state a court order removing the disabilities of minority of the applicant for general purpose.
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In order to obtain a marriage license, both parties must be present proof of identity and age. Examples include:
A certified copy of a birth certificate may be used along with one other form of I.D. Please note that the I.D. presented will be the name used on the Marriage License.
There is a 72 hour waiting period before the license can be used after it is issued. The 72 hour waiting period can be waived if you:
The Marriage License if good for 90 days after issuance.
The fee for a Formal Marriage License in Wise County is $88 and the cost for an Informal Marriage License (Common Law) is $53. Marriage licenses are cash only.
If you have completed the state marital education course Twogether in Texas then $60 will be deducted from the fee of a formal marriage license. You must bring the certificate from the education course with you when you obtain the license to have the $60 deducted.