Marriage licenses are issued in the County Clerk's office. Both parties must appear together. The license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and the license fee is non-refundable. The license must be used within the State of Kentucky.
You must be 18 years of age to be married in Kentucky without parental consent. You must be 18 years of age to be married in Kentucky.
No waiting period or blood test is required prior to issuance of a marriage license. In Kentucky, both parties must be present to sign & swear to the information on the application.
- Name and Address
- Date of Birth and Current Age
- Place of Birth (if in Kentucky, provide name of county; in another state, provide name of state)
- Father's Name
- Mother's First and Maiden Name
- Current Status of each party (Single, Divorced, Annulled, Widowed)
- Number of previous marriages of each party
- Occupations of each party
- Race of each party
- Whether the parties are related (First & Second cousins are NOT permitted to marry in Kentucky)
- Date of Marriage
You may view and print a copy of the marriage application and complete prior to coming to the clerk's office. Application must be signed & sworn before the county clerk issuing the license.