Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Utah marriage license. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your wedding date.
Congratulations and much happiness as you begin your lifetime journey together!
Residency Requirement in Utah:You do not have to be a resident of Utah.
ID Requirement in Utah:You will need to show at least one form of identification like a driver's license, birth certificate, or passport. You will also need to provide your Social Security numbers.
You need to know the names, birthpaces, and maiden names of your parents.
Waiting Period in Utah:
Fees in Utah:
- Iron County will make exceptions if prior arrangements are made with the County Clerk.
Common Law Marriage:
Same Sex Marriages:No. In November, 2004, voters passed a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.
Under 18:If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you will need to have your parents with you to sign the consent form. Those who are 15 years of age, will need to have an authorization by a juvenile judge of the county where you reside or by a court commissioner (Section 30-1-9 Marriage by Minors). If you are under 14 years of age, you cannot get married in Utah.
Officiants in Utah:Any ordained ministers who are at least 18 years of age, Native American spiritual advisors, the Governor, mayors, justices of the peace, judges or commissioners, county clerks, president of the Senate, speaker of the House of Representatives, retired judges or magistrates, U.S. judges or magistrates may perform weddings.
Miscellaneous:License if valid for 30 days.
Utah Department of Health
288 North 1460 West
P.O. Box 141012
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012
Phone: (801) 538-6105
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