Kelli Wolk, Chief Judge
32 Waddell Street
Marietta, GA 30090
(770) 528-1900
(770) 528-1996 fax

Clerk (770) 528-1900
Estates (770) 528-1900
Firearms ( 770) 528-1930
Marriage (770) 528-1931


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
alt 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.
alt 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.
alt Identification: You must have proof of age by presenting one of the following:
  1. valid driver’s license
  2. original or certified copy of birth certificate
  3. valid passport
  4. valid military ID
alt The marriage license fee is $56.00 (cash/credit/debit) or $16 (cash/credit/debit) only if you provide to the court a Certificate of Completion for a Qualified Premarital Education Program with at least six hours of instruction involving marital issues. The premarital education must be completed within 12 months prior to the application for a marriage license and the couple must undergo the education together. Please call 770-528-1931 for more information concerning the Certificate of Completion.
alt 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.
alt All fees are non-refundable. If you have any further questions, please call 770-528-1931.
alt If either bride or groom has been divorced within the past 90 days, please be prepared to present a copy of the final divorce decree.

For applicants under 18 years of age:
altYou 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.
altAfter 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:   

alt 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
altYou may come in person to the Probate Court, or
alt 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.
alt 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 Notice

The 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.