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Marriage License

Requirements for Marriage License Applications
Marriage license applications are completed at the Fulton County Probate Court located on the main floor of the Fulton County Courthouse in Wauseon, Ohio. Hours for applying for a marriage license are Monday through Friday 9:00am to 4:00 pm. Both applicants must appear together, no later than 4:00 pm to allow time to complete the application process. The office is closed on legal holidays.

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Residency Requirement:
- If you are an Ohio resident, you must apply for your marriage license in the county in which at least one of you resides. You are then able to be married anywhere in the state of Ohio.
- If both parties are out-of-state residents and wish to apply in Fulton County, the marriage must be solemnized in Fulton County, Ohio.

Proof of Age and Residence:
- Both parties must be 18 or older. (Otherwise, special rules for juveniles apply. Call the Probate Court for more information (419)337-9242.)
- Acceptable forms of identification include a valid driver's license, a state I.D. card, birth certificate issued by a health department or vital records office, or a valid current passport.
- Additional documents accepted for proving your current address include a check, bill or signed lease.
- For any party who had a legal name change, he/she will need to bring a copy of that Judgement entry.

If one or both parties have been previously married, he/she will need to bring a copy of the most recent final divorce, dissolution, or annulment decree, which must have the Court's file stamp and Judge's signature.

If you are a widow/widower there is no additional documentation required.

The license will be invalid, if not used within 60 days.

The fee for the marriage license is $50.00; the Court accepts cash or checks for payment.

There is no waiting period to receive your marriage license (provided you have all the required documentation) and no blood test is required.

You must provide a social security number if you have obtained one.

Contact the Fulton County Probate Court if you have any questions (419)337-9242.