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Marriage License Information
Fayette County > Register of Wills


To apply for a Marriage License:

  • You must be over the age of 18
  • If you are 16-17 years of age, you must have parental consent
  • If you are divorced, you must bring a copy of your divorce decree
  • If your previous marriage was ended due to death you must bring a copy of the death certificate

When applying for a marriage license:

  • Both parties must be present in front of the Register of Wills
  • You must bring valid photo identification

The cost of a marriage license is $50.00 cash.

There is a three day waiting period once you apply for the license.

In order to apply for a marriage license both parties must appear in front of the Register of Wills before 3:30pm.

Please see that attached Disclaimer of Liability regarding marriages in Pennsylvania.

Disclaimer of Liability.pdf

Please find a list of elected officials in Fayette County that are authorized to perform a marriage ceremony.

Authorized to Marry.pdf

As of September 4, 2018 all Pennsylvania residents are required to have a certified marriage license in order to do any name changes or update a photo ID through the DMV due to the REAL ID regulations.

  • Certified marriage licenses are $10 and can be requested at the same time you apply for a marriage license.
  • Certified Marriage licenses that are needed for updating a photo ID are as stated above $10.
  • You have the option of mailing a request with the year of marriage and both parties names with maiden name, calling and requesting a copy and we can get the information via phone call or by stopping into our office to request your certified copy.