Marriage License Information
***We will be closed Friday, April 18th for the Good Friday holiday.***
* You may now request certified copies of your marriage license online HERE
Please note: Wedding ceremonies are performed at the Magistrate Court - View Web site
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (please arrive no later than 4:00 p.m.)
Cobb County Probate Court
32 Waddell Street
Marietta, GA 30090
Obtaining a marriage license in Cobb County
Any Georgia resident may apply for a license in any county in Georgia. However, if neither the bride nor groom are residents of Georgia, you may only obtain your license in the county where the ceremony is performed. The license does not have an expiration date.
Both parties must be present in order to obtain a marriage license. Pre-marital blood test results are no longer required in the State of Georgia.
Identification: You must have proof of age by presenting one of the following:
- valid driver’s license
- original or certified copy of birth certificate
- valid passport
- valid military ID
Please note, there will be a $2.50 service fee assessed to any credit/debit card transaction. This service fee goes directly to LexisNexis VitalChek Network, Inc.; Probate Court’s payment processing vendor.
For applicants under 18 years of age:
You must be at least 16 years of age in order to obtain a license in Georgia. If you are 16 or 17 years of age, both parents and legal guardians must give their consent in person.
After the marriage ceremony, you will be given a copy of the marriage license. The officiant must then mail the white copy to this court. After the license has been recorded and placed in the permanent files, you may obtain a certified copy.
Obtaining certified copies of your marriage license
To receive a certified copy of a marriage license issued in Cobb County:
You may order online HERE.
Please note, you have the option of ordering a certified copy of your marriage license and/or a
certified copy of your marriage application.
*Note: Typically, one only needs a certified copy of their application when it is specifically
requested by an agency or when either party has decided to hyphenate
their last name. Most people request a certified copy of their marriage license only.
*Note: If the date of marriage is prior to May 1973, marriage records cannot be ordered
You may come in person to the Probate Court, or
Mail a written request to Cobb County Probate Court, 32 Waddell Street, Marietta, Georgia
30060. Your correspondence should include the groom’s full name,
the bride’s full name before marriage, and the date of the ceremony. You will need to provide
a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request.
The fee is $10 per copy payable by check, money order, cash, credit or debit card. All fees are
non-refundable. Please note, there will be a $2.50 service fee assessed to any credit/debit
card transaction. This service fee goes directly to LexisNexis VitalChek Network, Inc.;
Probate Court’s payment processing vendor.
A free marital workshop:
FOCUS ON FOREVER is a marital workshop developed by the Superior Court of Cobb County. It is a skill-based non-religious workshop designed for engaged and newlywed couples. The workshop is designed to address issues concerning communication and listening skills, anger management, and financial planning. It is a volunteer-taught program, led by professionals volunteering their time, and is available to the public at no cost.
This workshop does not qualify for the Premarital Education Program.
To register for the workshop, please visit the Cobb Superior Court Administration Web site.
Important NoticeThe Probate Court Judge, Clerk, and staff are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have about Probate Court services or procedures. Please be advised, however, that state law prohibits our staff from rendering legal advice, restating the law, or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. Nothing on this web site is intended to advise anyone regarding legal remedies for a particular circumstance.
Many matters of law are quite complex and may require special knowledge of legal principles and procedures. If you have a problem involving the interpretation of the law, we suggest you contact an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia. Although we cannot recommend a specific attorney, you may contact the Cobb County Attorney Referral Service at (770) 424-7149.