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A License to Love

Getting married in Pennsylvania is as easy as 1-2-3. In fact, all you need to do is appear at any Pennsylvania State Courthouse at least three business days before your big day with a completed application and the requisite paperwork.

Both parties must apply in person at any Pennsylvania State Courthouse at least three business days prior to the wedding date (including the day of application, there is a four-business-day waiting period). If previously divorced or widowed, the original divorce decree or death certificate must be submitted. Licenses may be picked up three days after the date of application (Monday through Friday), by the applicants or someone other than the applicants. The license is valid for sixty days and may only be used in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Please call the courthouse where you will be applying to obtain the price of the marriage license.

Basic Requirements

Must be at least eighteen years old and single
If either party is younger than eighteen, parental consent is required

The following information must be provided:

Birth certificate for both applicants
The birthplace of both applicants
The names and birthplace of both parents of the applicants
Both applicants will need to provide their mother’s maiden name
Both applicants need to provide Social Security Number cards
Photo identification (driver’s license) must be provided

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Courthouses below are open Monday through Friday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM

Monroe County Courthouse
7th & Monroe Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360
570.420.3570

Wayne County Courthouse
925 Court Street Honesdale, PA 18431
570.253.5970

Pike County Courthouse
412 Broad Street Milford, PA 18337
570.296.7231

Carbon County Courthouse
PO Box 127 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
570.325.2261

Or, you may visit your closest Pennsylvania courthouse.

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