DISCOUNTS: If the couple chooses to
complete an eight-hour premarital education course approved by the state, the fee
for the marriage license will cost $12.00 and the 72-hour waiting period will be
waived. Couples who complete the course will receive a certificate that is good
for one year. The original certificate must be presented when applying for the marriage
license. For more information about this course,
or call 512-206-5594.
PAYMENT: If the couple does not take
the premarital education course, the fee for the license is $72.00; Price for an
informal Marriage License is $37.00 (We accept cash and credit cards; NO Personal
Checks will be accepted).
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: After the license
is issued, there is a waiting period of 72 hours before the ceremony can take place,
but you must be married within 90 days of the date the license was issued or the
license will expire.
OUR HOURS: Hours to apply for a marriage
license are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our office is located
at 200 E. Ferguson, Ste 300 in the Smith County Courthouse Annex Building (corner
of Spring & Ferguson). The office is open during the lunch hour.
Select the appropriate "Application" to complete and bring with
you to the County Clerk’s office: (Click on the appropriate Application to complete)
Bring COMPLETED Application with you
to the County Clerk’s Office for processing. You may purchase your Marriage License
in any county in Texas and get married anywhere in the State of Texas.
To request a Certified Copy of your Marriage License,
click here . Please fill out the
form, and send it in with your cashier's check or money order (made payable to Smith
County Clerk) for $21.00. Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to return
To purchase a "Certificate of Marriage" on our Beautiful 4-color Marriage License
Paper you must have had your Marriage License filed with the Smith County Clerk’s
office. The Certificate of Marriage is NOT a certified copy of your Marriage License
and is NOT a legal document. The Certificate of Marriage is suitable for framing
and cost $25.00. Click here to view a Certificate of Marriage.
TO PAY BY DEBIT/CREDIT CARD:
to complete the one-time debit/credit card authorization form and return with your
original application and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
If you need further assistance, please contact the Vital Statistics Department at
903-590-4697 or 903-590-4698.