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Alabama requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

Cash or credit card requirement varies depending on County. Some locales charge $2 for using a credit card. Alabama Marriage License fees also vary. 43.35+ for marriage license only; $63+ for license, ceremony and a certified copy. If after 30 days the marriage has not taken place, another license must be applied for.

Autauga 
Baldwin 
Barbour 
Bibb 
Blount 
Bullock 
Butler 
Calhoun 
Chambers 
Cherokee 
Chilton 
Choctaw 
Clarke 
Clay 
Cleburne 
Coffee-A 
Coffee 
Colbert 
Conecuh 
Coosa 
Covington 
Crenshaw 
Cullman 
Dale 
Dallas 
DeKalb 
Elmore 
Escambia 
Etowah 
Fayette 
Franklin 
Geneva 
Greene 
Hale 
Henry 
Houston 
Jackson 
Jefferson-Bes 
Jefferson-Bir 
Lamar 
Lauderdale 
Lawrence 
Lee 
Limestone 
Lowndes 
Macon 
Madison 
Marengo 
Marion 
Marshall 
Mobile 
Monroe 
Montgomery 
Morgan 
Perry 
Pickens 
Pike 
Randolph 
Russell 
Saint Clair 
Shelby 
Talladega 
Tallapoosa 
Sumter 
Tuscaloosa 
Walker 
Washington 
Wilcox 
Winston 

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Marriage License in Alabama

ID Requirement in Alabama:

You will need valid Driver's License or Birth Certificate if you are over 18. All applicants must also provide a Social Security number.

Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Alabama.

Previous Marriages

If you were divorced within the last 6 months of your wedding date, you will need to show a copy of your Divorce Decree. According to Section 30-2-10 of the Alabama Code, there is a sixty (60) day restriction on getting married after a divorce.

Covenant Marriage Option in Alabama:

No.

Waiting Period in Alabama

There is no waiting period in Alabama except after being divorced. Then there is a 60 day waiting period after your divorce is final.

Nonresidents who want to be married by a county marriage official may have to wait three days. Please contact the county offices to verify whether or not you will have a waiting period.

Other Required Tests in Alabama:

No blood or medical tests required.

Proxy Marriages in Alabama:

No.

Cousin Marriages in Alabama

Yes.

Common Law Marriages in Alabama

Yes.

A valid common law marriage exists in AL when there is capacity to enter into a marriage, present agreement or consent to be husband and wife, public recognition of the existence of the marriage, and consummation.

Same Sex Marriages in Alabama:

No.

According to Section 30-1-19 aka The Alabama Marriage Protection Act, "A marriage contracted between individuals of the same sex is invalid in this state ... The State of Alabama shall not recognize as valid any marriage of parties of the same sex that occurred or was alleged to have occurred as a result of the law of any jurisdiction regardless of whether a marriage license was issued."

Under 18:

If either of you are under 18, you will need a certified copy of your birth certificate. Both parents must be present with identification, or if you have a legal guardian they must be present with a court order and identification.

The state also requires a $200 bond to be executed, payable to the State of Alabama. If one or both parents are deceased, proper evidence of such must be provided. According to the Alabama Code Section 30-1-4, individuals under the age of 16 may not marry.

Officiants in Alabama:

Licensed ministers or pastors of recognized religious societies, and current or retired Alabama judges.

Miscellaneous:

License is valid for thirty (30) days.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
434 Monroe St.
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-3017
Phone: 334-613-5300
Fax: 334-240-3097

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to update@usmarriagelaws.com.  Please include the state and county information.

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Alabama County Clerk's Office

Autauga County Probate
Prattville, AL
334. 361. 3731
Baldwin County Court
Minette, AL
251. 937.0260
Barbour County Court
Clayton, AL
334. 775. 8371
Bibb County Court
Centreville, AL
205. 926. 3104
Blount County Clerk
Oneonta, AL
205. 625. 4191
Bullock County Court
Union Springs, AL
334. 738. 2250
Butler County Court
Greenville, AL
334.382.3512
Calhoun County Court
Anniston, AL
256. 236. 8231
Chambers County Court
Lafayette, AL
334. 642. 5348
Cherokee County Court
Centre, AL
256. 927. 3363
Chilton County Probate
Clanton, AL
205. 755. 1555
Choctaw County Court
Butler, AL
205. 459. 2417
Clarke Probate Court
Grove Hill, AL
334. 75. 3251
Clay County Court
Ashland, AL
256. 354. 2198
Cleburne County Court
Heflin, AL
205. 463. 5655
Coffee-A County Probate
Elba, AL
334. 897. 2211
Coffee County Probate
Enterprise, AL
334. 347. 2688
Colbert County Clerk
Tuscumbia, AL
256. 386. 8542
Conecuh Probate Office
Evergreen, AL
334. 548. 2365
Coosa County Probate
Rockford, AL
256. 377. 4919
Covington County Probate
Andalusia, AL
334. 222. 3189
Crenshaw County Probate
Luverne, AL
334. 335. 6568
Cullman County Court
Cullman, AL
501. 965. 2129
Dale County Probate
Ozark, AL
334. 774. 2754
Dallas Probate Office
Selma, AL
334. 874. 2516
De Kalb County Court
Fort Payne, AL
256. 845. 8510
Elmore County Court
Wetumpka, AL
334. 567. 1138
Escambia County Court
Brewton, AL
334. 867. 0263
Etowah County Court
Gadsden, AL
256. 549. 5334
Fayette County Probate
Fayette, AL
205. 932. 5916
Franklin County Probate
Russellville, AL
256. 332. 8801
Geneva County Probate
Geneva, AL
334. 684. 2276
Greene County Probate
Eutaw, AL
205. 372. 3340
Hale County Probate
Greensboro, AL
334. 624. 7391
Henry County Probate
Abbeville, AL
334. 585. 3257
Houston County Probate
Dothan, AL
334. 677. 4719
Jackson County Probate
Scottsboro, AL
256. 574. 9290
Jefferson-Bes Probate
Bessemer, AL 32700
205. 481. 4100
Jefferson-Bir Probate
Birmingham, AL 35203
205. 325. 5420
Lamar County Court
Vernon, AL
205. 695. 9119
Lauderdale County Court
Florence, AL
256. 760. 5800
Lawrence County Court
Moulton, AL
256. 974. 2439
Lee County Court
Opelika, AL
334. 745. 9761
Limestone County Court
Athens, AL
256. 233. 6427
Lowndes County Court
Hayneville, AL
334. 548. 2365
Macon County Court
Tuskegee, AL
334. 724. 2611
Madison County Court
Huntsville, AL
256. 532. 3330
Marengo County Court
Linden, AL
334. 295. 2210
Marion County Court
Hamilton, AL
205. 921. 2471
Marshall County Court
Guntersville, AL
256. 571. 7764
Mobile County Court
Mobile, AL
334. 937. 9561
Monroe County Court
Monroeville, AL
334. 743. 4107
Montgomery County Court
Montgomery, AL
334. 832. 1304
Morgan County Court
Decatur, AL
256. 351. 4675
Perry County Court
Marion, AL
334. 683. 2210
Pickens County Court
Carrollton, AL
205. 367. 2010
Pike County Court
Troy, AL
334. 566. 1246
Randolph County Court
Wedowee, AL
256. 357. 4933
Russell County Court
Pheonix City, AL
334. 298. 0509
Shelby County Court
Columbiana, AL
205. 669. 3710
St. Clair County Court
Ashville, AL
205. 338. 9449
Sumter County Court
Livingston, AL
205. 652. 7281
Talladega County Probate
Talladega, AL
256. 245. 2900
Tallapoosa County Court
Dadeville, AL
256. 825. 4266
Tuscaloosa County Court
Tuscaloosa, AL
205. 349. 3870
Walker County Court
Jasper, AL
205. 384. 7281
Washington County Court
Chatom, AL
334. 847. 2201
Wilcox County Court
Camden, AL
334. 682. 4883
Winston County Court
Double Springs, AL
205. 489. 5219


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