Marriage License in Memphis, TN


 
 
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: WE MUST SEE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER ON YOUR CARD OR WE WILL ACCEPT THE NUMBER ON YOUR MEDICAL CARD,CHECK STUB, W2 FORM OR DRIVER'S LICENSE.
MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION

To obtain a Marriage License in Shelby County,both parties must appear for the issuance of the license. If a Social Security card is not available, we must be able to verify the number by viewing documents named above. The State of Tennessee requires that individuals being issued Marriage License meet the following requirements based on age:


• Over 20 years old - State issued picture identification


• Age 18- 20 - Certified copy of Birth Certificate


• Ages 16-17 - Must be accompanied by both parents; Parents must have identification and must sign the approval affidavit; Must have Birth Certificates of individuals requesting license. There is a 3-day waiting period.


• If either party is under the age of 16 - Must present a waiver issued by Juvenile Court prior to the issuance of the marriage license.

 
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Marriage licenses are good for 30 days. The cost for couples that have attended four (4) hours of premarital preparation by a qualified instructor is $37.50. The notarized state form signed by the instructor must be presented when requesting license. The cost for those that choose not to attend premarital classes is $97.50.

After the ceremony has been performed, the Vital Records Application must be signed by the individual performing the ceremony and forwarded to the County Clerk's Office to be recorded. The Marriage License is given to the Bride/Groom.

If the Marriage License is not used within 30 days, it is voided and a new license must be purchases.
Tennessee has no residence requirement, no waiting period and blood tests.
 
 
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Barbara Hodges is one of the License Clerks at the Mullins Station location. You will certainly find her to be friendly and most helpful in working to prepare your Marriage License. When you go in please remember to mention my name.
 
Marriage license may be obtained at the following locations:

• Downtown - 150 Washington Avenue / 8:00 AM until 4:15 PM
• Shelby East Complex - 1075 Mullins Station Road / 9:00AM until 5:15 PM
• Millington - 4836 Navy Road/8:00AM until 4:15 PM

To receive a certified copy of your Marriage license you may visit any location listed above or mail a check or money order in the amount of $10.00 to:
Shelby County Clerk,150 Washington Ave,Suite 201,Memphis,TN 38103.

Please include the exact date of the marriage, the full names of both parties and birth dates. Make check or money order payable to Shelby County Clerk. All checks must be drawn on a local bank with a Shelby County address.


If you wish to contact the Marriage license office by phone, the numbers are as follows:

901-222-3015 -- Downtown Memphis - Speak to the marriage license clerk directly during business hours

901-222-6950 -- Mullins Station - Speak to the marriage license clerk directly during business
hours

901-222-3003 -- Listen to a pre-recorded message with all pertinent information