How to obtain a marriage license in Lucas CountyWritten by Guest Author | | GuestAuthor@toledofreepress.com
In Lucas County, both the bride and groom must be present when filling out an application for a marriage license. Couples have the option of completing their marriage license application online, printing it and then bringing it into the court for further processing.
A marriage license is valid for 60 days after it has been issued. An ordained or licensed minister of any religion within the state who is licensed with the secretary of state or a judge in municipal or county court may solemnize marriages. Marriage licenses can be obtained, first come, first serve, at the Lucas County Probate Court, 700 Adams St., Suite 200, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $50 and must be paid in cash.
What you need:
- Government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, passport or military ID).
- Social Security number (requested but not mandatory)
- Birth certificate for those younger than 21.
- Copy of final Decree of Divorce, Dissolution or Annulment for those previously married.
- Copy of previous spouse’s death certificate for widows/widowers.
Ohio residents must obtain a marriage license in the county where either the bride or groom resides. There is no waiting period on marriage licenses and weddings may take place the same day.
For more information, call (419) 213-4361 or visit the website www.lucas-co-probate-ct.org.
— Lucas County Probate Court