What is needed for a minor to obtain a marriage license? (minor marriage license)

Requirements for minors at least the age of 17, one or both applicants, §741.04:

  • The person is at least 17 years-of-age and provides the written consent of his or her parents or legal guardian, which is acknowledged by an officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments and administer oaths; And the older party to the marriage is not more than two years older than the younger party to the marriage. 

  • A valid photo ID for the 17-year-old’s parents or legal guardian must be presented if a deputy clerk is administering the oath and taking the acknowledgements.

  • A certified copy of the minor’s birth certificate to show parent’s names.

  • If one parent is deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate must be presented. If a legal guardian has been appointed, a court certified copy must be presented.

  • If one of the parents has sole custody, a certified copy of the court order granting that parent sole custody, and/or termination of parental rights of the other parent, must be presented.  

  • If both parents are deceased and a guardian has not been appointed by the court, the minor must present certified copies of both death certificates.  Judicial review required.

  • Standard marriage license requirements also apply.

Was this article helpful?

Can't find what you're looking for?

Our award-winning customer care team is here for you.

Contact Support