Tennessee Marriage License Requirements
Below is the information on what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the marriage laws before filling out the marriage license forms.
In order to get married, you need to apply and receive a marriage license. This is the document that allows you to officially be married under the law. Always check with your city's marriage bureau at your clerk of court's office to find out what your local rules are.
Licenses are usually not valid for more than 30 days so you'll typically need to apply for your marriage license within one month of your wedding ceremony. You need to submit your birth certificates, tax information, and other official documents.
When you apply for your license, you'll not only need a proof of identification and age, will need to provide any information about previous marriages, and will need to pay a nominal fee. You will also need to have a witness when you sign the application, so plan on bringing your maid of honor or best man with you. The bride will need to know what her married name will be before she signs the marriage certificate. You'll have to write that name on the application.
IMPORTANT: You are not officially married when you receive a marriage license. You need to have a justice of the peace or a religious clergyman sign the document. On your wedding day, you'll give your officiant your marriage license, then after the ceremony, he'll sign it and send it to the proper government agency for validation.
ID Requirement: Picture ID such as a driver's license. If application is mailed or faxed in, it must be witnessed by a Notary Public.
Residency Requirement: Do not have to be a resident of Tennessee.
Waiting Period: 3 days.
If Divorced: If divorced within the last 60 days, a certified copy of the divorce decree is needed.
Fees: Cash Only! $25
Other Tests: No tests
Under 18: Need certified copy of birth certificate, both parents must be present with identification, or if you have a legal guardian they must be present with a court order and identification.
Officiants: The minister, priest or rabbi of any church or congregation in the state may perform marriages. Ministers must provide marriage certificates to the couple married and report the marriage to the Marriage Commissioner.
Valid: License is valid for 90 days anywhere in Tennessee.
The license can only be used within the State of Tennessee.
IMPORTANT: State and county marriage license requirements can change so make sure you check with your local town clerk. This information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any plans.
Anderson County Clerk 100 N Main St Clinton, TN 37716 423-457-5400
Bedford County Clerk 104 N Side Sq Annex Basement Shelbyville, TN 37160 931-684-1921
Benton County Clerk P.O. Box 157 Camden, TN 38320 901-584-6053
Bledsoe County Clerk P.O. Box 385 Pikeville, TN 37367 423-447-2137
Blount County Clerk 345 Court St Mariville, TN 37804 865-273-5800
Bradley County Clerk P.O. Box 579 Cleveland, TN 37364 423-476-0520
Campbell County Clerk P.O. Box 85 Jacksboro, TN 37757 423-562-3496
Cannon County Clerk Public Square Woodbury, TN 37190 615-563-4278
Carroll County Clerk Court Square # 104 Huntingdon, TN 38344 901-986-1960
Carter County Clerk 801 East Elk Ave Elizabethton, TN 37643 423-542-1814
Cheatham County Clerk 100 Public Sq. Suite 117 Ashland City, TN 37015 615-792-5179
Chester County Clerk 133 E Main St Tennessee, TN 38340 901-989-2233
Claiborne County Clerk P.O. Box 117 Tazewell, TN 37879 423-626-3283
Clay County Clerk P.O. Box 430 Celina, TN 38551 931-243-2249
Cocke County Clerk 111 Court Ave Rm 102 Newport, TN 37821 423-623-6176
Coffee County ClerkCourt House- Spring St P.O. Box 178 Manchester, TN 37355 931-723-5106
Crockett County Clerk S Bells St, # 1 Alamo, TN 38001 901-696-5452
Cumberland County Clerk 2 N Main St, # 206 Crossville, TN 38555 931-484-6442
Davidson County Clerk 700 2nd Ave S, Suite 101 Nashville, TN 37210 615-862-6050
Decatur County Clerk P.O. Box 488 Decaturville, TN 38329 731-423-6022
DeKalb County Clerk Public Sq., # 205 Smithville, TN 37166 615-597-5177
Dickson County ClerkCourthouse, Court Square P.O. Box 220 Charlotte, TN 37036 615-789-4171
Dyer County Clerk Veterans Sq., # 105 Dyersburg, TN 38025 901-286-7814
Fayette County Clerk P.O. Box 99 Somerville, TN 38068 901-465-5213
Franklin County Clerk P.O. Box 101 Winchester, TN 37398 931-967-2541
Gibson County Clerk P.O. Box 228 Trenton, TN 38382 901-855-7642
Giles County Clerk P.O. Box 678 Pulaski, TN 38478 931-363-1509
Grainger County Clerk P.O. Box 174 Rutledge, TN 37861 423-828-3511
Greene County Clerk 101 S Main St Greenville, TN 37743 423-638-4841
Grundy County Clerk Hwy 56 Altamont, TN 37301 931-692-3622
Hamblen County Clerk 511 West 2nd North St Morristown, TN 37814 423-586-1993
Hamilton County Clerk Courthouse, Room 204 Chattanooga, TN 37402 423-209-6500
Harderman County Clerk 100 N Main St Tennessee, TN 38008 901-658-3541
Hardin County Clerk 601 Main St Fl 2 Savannah, TN 38372 901-925-3583
Hawkins County Clerk P.O. Box 235 Rogersville, TN 37857 423-272-7002
Haywood County Clerk 1 North Washington Brownsville, TN 38012 901-772-2362
Henderson County Clerk 17 Monroe Ave, # 2 Lexington, TN 38351 901-968-2856
Henry County Clerk P.O. Box 44 Paris, TN 38242 901-642-2412
Hickman County Clerk #1 Courthouse Centerville, TN 37033 931-729-2621
Houston County Clerk 100 Main St Erin, TN 37061 931-289-3141
Humphreys County ClerkCourthouse Annex #3 102 Thompson St Waverly, TN 37185 931-296-7671
Jefferson County Clerk 214 W Main St Danridge, TN 37725 423-397-2935
Knox County Clerk 400 Main St Knoxville, TN 37902 423-215-2392
Lake County Clerk P.O. Box 303 Tipponville, TN 38079 901-253-7462
Lauderdale County Clerk Lauderdale County Courthouse Ripley, TN 38636 901-635-2561
Lawrence County Clerk N B U #18 240 West Gaines Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 931-766-4176
Lewis County Clerk 110 N Park St, # 3 Hohenwald, TN 38462 931-796-2200
Lincoln County Clerk P.O. Box 614 Fayetteville, TN 37334 931-433-2454
Loudon County ClerkGrove St Courthouse P.O. Box 395 Loudon, TN 37774 423-458-3314
Macon County Clerk 104 County Courthouse Lafayette, TN 37083 615-666-2333
Madison County Clerk 100 E Main St, # 105 Jackson, TN 38301 901-423-6022
Marion County Clerk P.O. Box 789 Jasper, TN 37347 423-942-2515
Marshall County Clerk 1107 Courthouse Anx Lewisburg, TN 37091 931-359-1072
Maury County ClerkCourt House Square Maury Cty. Reg. Of Deeds Columbia, TN 38401 931-381-3690
Mcminn County Clerk 6 E Madison Ave Athens, TN 37303 423-745-4440
Mcnairy County Clerk 170 W Court Ave, # 102 Selmer, TN 38375 901-645-3511
Monroe County ClerkMildred Estes 103 College St Madisonville, TN 37354 423-442-2220
Montgomery County ClerkRegister of Deeds Office 350 Pageant Ln., # 502 Clarksville, TN 37040 931-648-5712
Moore County Clerk P.O. Box 206 Lynchburg, TN 37352 931-759-7346
Obion County Clerk 2 Bill Burnett Cir Union City, TN 38261 901-885-3831
Overton County ClerkCourthouse Annex 316 E University St Livingston, TN 38570 931-823-2631
Perry County ClerkCourthouse Main St Linden, TN 37096 931-589-2219
Polk County Clerk P.O. Box 293 Benton, TN 37307 423-338-4526
Putnam County Clerk 29 N Washington Ave Cookeville, TN 38501 931-526-7106
Rhea County Clerk 301 North Market St Dayton, TN 37321 423-775-7808
Roane County Clerk P.O. Box 181 Kingston, TN 37763 423-376-5556
Robertson County Clerk 509 S Brown St Springfield, TN 37172 615-384-5895
Rutherford County Clerk P.O. Box 5050 Murfreesboro, TN 37130 615-898-7800
Scott County Clerk 3 Court St Huntsville, TN 37756 423-663-2588
Sequatchie County Clerk 307 Cherry St East Dunlap, TN 37327 423-949-2522
Sevier County Clerk 125 Court Ave, # 202 Sevierville, TN 37862 423-453-5502
Shelby County Clerk 160 North Mid America Mall Memphis, TN 38173 901-576-4366
Smith County Clerk 122 Turner High Cir., #101 Carthage, TN 37030 615-735-9833
Stewart County Clerk P.O. Box 67 Dover, TN 37058 931-232-7616
Sullivan County Clerk P.O. Box 570 Blountville, TN 37617 423-323-6428
Sullivan County Clerk 801 Broad St Bristol, TN 37620 423-989-4366
Sumner County Clerk P.O. Box 1652 Gallatin, TN 37066 615-452-4063
Tipton County Clerk 100 E Court St, # 103 Covington, TN 38019 901-476-0207
Tousdale County Clerk P.O. Box 206 Hartsville, TN 37074 615-374-2906
Unicoi County Clerk P.O. Box 305 Erwin, TN 37650 423-743-3381
Warren County Clerk P.O. Box 128 McMinnville, TN 37110 931-473-2623
Washington County Clerk P.O. Box 5 Jonesborough, TN 37659 423-753-1621
Wayne County Clerk P.O. Box 185 Waynesboro, TN 38485 931-722-5544
Weakley County Clerk 1 Courthouse Sq., # 107 Dresden, TN 38225 901-364-2285
Williamson County Clerk 1320 W Main St Ste. 201 Admin. Complex Franklin, TN 37065 615-790-5712
Wilson County Clerk 228 E Main St, # 101 Lebanon, TN 37087 615-444-0314