Marriage Licenses

Obtaining a Marriage License

Both applicants must appear in person with the following:

  • Driver’s license or photo identification that shows your date of birth
  • Social Security number (Social Security card is preferred, but if unavailable, please provide Social Security number in a written form)
  • Each applicant will need to know your mother’s maiden name, your parents’ current addresses, the state where your parents were born, and your parents’ occupations.
  • $60 fee, cash only

Please take note:

  • If either applicant is divorced, or divorced more than once, you must bring your latest divorce decree.  If either applicant has resumed a maiden name following the divorce, the applicant must submit proof of resuming his/ her maiden name.
  • If your prior marriage was terminated by death, you must provide the death certificate, or at least a copy of the death certificate, for your former spouse.
  • There is a three-day waiting period between the application and the issuance of license, and either applicant can pick up the license after the three-day waiting period.
  • Your license is valid for 60 days from the date of issuance, and it can only be used in Pennsylvania.
  • Non-Pennsylvania residents may also secure a license in our office, but the license can only be used in Pennsylvania.
  • If either applicant is under 18 years of age, the consent of the custodial parent or guardian is necessary. The applicant’s original birth certificate is required. There will be an additional $10 fee for each underage applicant.
  • If either applicant is under the age of 16, the consent of the Court must be obtained.

COVID-19 and Obtaining a Marriage License

Effective April 20, 2020 until the courthouse re-opens to the public:

Obtaining a Copy of a Marriage Record

To obtain a copy of your marriage record and/or certified copy, supply the following information, either in person or by mail:

  • The date of the marriage
  • Both applicants’ full names, including maiden names if any.
  • A cashier’s check, personal check or money order made payable to the Clerk of Records for the number of copies you are requesting at $5 for each certified copy (or $5 per copy in cash if in person)
  • A printed and completed request for a certified copy of marriage license
  • If requesting a copy by mail, send the above information, check or money order, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
    • Marriage Bureau
      Erie County Courthouse
      140 West Sixth Street
      Room 123
      Erie, PA 16501