Alabama Marriage License
age to marry in Alabama is 18. However, if you are 16 to
17, you may obtain a license if both parents are present
with valid identification and they consent in writing.
You must also present a copy of your birth certificate
certified by the State or County. A non-certified
hospital birth record will be insufficient. If you are
18, the only acceptable form of Identification is a copy
of your birth certificate certified by the State or
County. Again, a non-certified hospital birth record
will be insufficient.
If you are 19 or older, you must bring one of the
following forms of identification: a valid driver’s
license, a copy of your birth certificate certified by
the State or County, a military identification, or a
certified school record.
If you have been divorced, please be prepared to tell us
when. You may not apply for a license within 60 days
after your divorce was granted unless you are remarrying
your former spouse.
A Social Security card must be presented when purchasing
your marriage license.
A marriage license is valid in Alabama for 30 days from
the date it is issued. A premarital blood test is no
longer required in Alabama and there is no required
waiting period after the license is purchased.
Minette, Alabama is the county seat for Baldwin County
Alabama and is the only county office marriage licenses
are issued in Baldwin County. Currently, the
Robertsdale, Foley, and Fairhope offices are not
offering marriage licenses at those satellite locations.
The Alabama coastal towns of Orange Beach, Fort Morgan,
and Gulf Shores are all located in Baldwin County,
Alabama. Bay Minette is situated in the North
Central end of Baldwin County and is about an hour drive
along Alabama Highway 59 to the beaches. Bay
Minette is located very near the intersection of
Interstate 65 and Alabama 59. Most people arriving
from the North will take this exit to the beaches.
Marriage License are issued at the central office in Bay
Minette, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8
and 3. If you plan to arrive in the afternoon, you
should be here no later that 2:30 to avoid last minute
delays. The licensing process takes about 15 minutes.
The prospective Bride and Groom must be present to
obtain a marriage license.
The fee for a Marriage License is $40.00. If you are
married in our office, the fee for the marriage license
and ceremony is $55.00. The only acceptable form
of payment is cash.
If you need a certified copy of a marriage license that
was issued in Baldwin county, we need to know the month,
day and year of the marriage, and names of the bride and
groom. Send this information and $3.00 to the Probate
Office, Marriage License Section at PO Box 459, Bay
Minette, Al 36507. We will mail a certified copy to you.
You may remit a check if you are a resident of Baldwin
County and your check reflects a Baldwin County address;
please include your driver license number. All other
payments should be in the form of a money order or
marriage license section is not in the main courthouse
(pictured above) but is located directly behind it and
to the right as viewed from the front of the Baldwin
County Courthouse. Look for the Baldwin County
Judges Probate Office (220 Courthouse Square). It
is situated on the town square. See picture to the
right as it only has the entrance marked above the door.
220 Courthouse Square
Bay Minette, AL 36507
(251) 937-0260 ext. 2224
Fax (251) 937-0252
Minette Marriage License Map
Alabama is the county seat for Mobile County, Alabama
and marriage licenses can be obtained in Mobile for
Bride and Grooms heading from the west of Alabama along
I10 East to the beaches of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach,
and Fort Morgan, Alabama for a destination wedding. The
courthouse is moments off Interstate 10 and access to
the Mobile County Court House is easy. Marriage
Licenses are issued Monday through Friday between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.. The Marriage License
Office is located on the first floor of the Mobile
County Courthouse, which is located at the corner of
Government and S. Claiborne Street (304 Government
Street) in Downtown Mobile, Alabama. If you plan to come
in the afternoon, you should arrive no later than 4:30
p.m., as the licensing process takes about 15 minutes.
You can expedite the marriage licensing process by
having a completed marriage license application when you
arrive. The marriage license application form is
available on the web site and can be downloaded and
printed by you. Bringing in the completed marriage
license will help expedite the process. Please use an ink pen to complete the
marriage license application form. The cost of the
license is $44.00.
CASH, MONEY ORDER OR BANK
CASHIER'S CHECK ARE THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF
304 Government Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
Mobile Marriage License Map
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