Applicants must apply for marriage licenses at the Probate Court office
in the county in which the bride lives. Both parties must be present at time
of application. No physical exam or blood tests are required. There is no
waiting period. Licenses are good the day they are issued and are good for
60 days. They can be used in any county in Ohio.
Both parties must have their social security numbers/cards, driver’s licenses
or picture ID, certified copies of most recent divorce papers or death
certificate, plus dates, location and case numbers of all previous divorces
(if applicable). If from out of state or country, you must have your passport,
green card, driver’s license or picture ID.
If the female is 16 or 17, you must have a certified copy of your birth
If either party is under the age of 16, both parents or legal guardians must be
present and both parties must attend counseling.
Most counties charge $40-$45 dollars cash only. Most Probate Court
offices are open from 8:00 am until 4:00 or 4:30 pm Monday through Friday
and are closed on weekends and legal holidays. No appointment is
necessary. Please check with applicable county office for exact days and
times they are open, their fees, general and location information, etc.
Marriage License Offices are a part of Probate Court. Below is a partial
listing of county offices.
Cuyahoga County 216-443-8920 recorded message
1 Lakeside Ave. 216-443-8921 or 22 attendant
Room 146 M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Lake County 440-918-2784
47 N. Park Place M-F 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Geauga County 440-285-2222 ext. 2100
100 Short Court M-F 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
Portage County 330-297-3871
M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summit County 330-643-2346
M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Medina County 330-725-9703
99 Public Square M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lorain County 440-244-6261 ask for marriage license info.
225 Court St.
Huron County 419-668-4383
Erie County 419-627-7750
Ashtabula County 440-576-3451
Trumbull County 330-675-2521
Mahoning County 330-740-2314 ask for marriage license info.
Columbiana County 330-424-9516
Stark County 330-451-7762
Holmes County 330-674-5881
Wayne County 330-287-5575
Ashland County 419-289-0000 ask for Probate Court
Richland County 419-774-5583
Morrow County 419-947-5575
Marion County 740-223-4260
Crawford County 419-562-8891
Seneca County 419-447-3121 any extension
Sandusky County 419-334-6211 #1
Ottawa County 419-734-6830