ID Requirement in D.C.:
Residency Requirement in the District of Columbia:
Premarital Education in District of Columbia:
Waiting Period in D.C.:
Fees in District of Columbia:
Other Tests in D.C.:
Source: Superior Court of DC -- Marriage Bureau Section
Proxy Marriage in District of Columbia:
Cousin Marriage in District of Columbia:
Common Law Marriage in District of Columbia:
Source: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Same Sex Marriages in D.C.:Yes. "Pursuant to the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009, A18-248, effective March 3, 2010, same sex couples may apply for marriage licenses in the District of Columbia."
Source: DC Marriage Bureau
Under 18 in District of Columbia:You will need signed parental or guardian consent forms if you are under 18 years of age. If you are under 16 years of age, you cannot marry in the District of Columbia.
Officiants in District of Columbia:Any ordained minister, and justices of the peace. There is an application fee of $35 in cash for authorization to celebrate marriages in the District of Columbia.
Copy of Certificate of Marriage:Before 1980: Marriage Bureau & Special Services
500 Indiana Ave. NW, Rm4335
Washington, DC 20001
After 1980: Vital Records Department
825 North Capitol Street NE
1st Floor, Room 1312
Washington, DC 20002
202-783-1809 for credit card orders
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