Marriage License

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  • You may apply for your marriage license Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the Gallatin location. <MAP>
  • The license fee is $95.00. The cost is reduced to $35.00 if the couple completes a premarital preparation course from a qualified instructor and submits the Certificate of Completion form when applying for the license. Please note the instructor’s signature must be notarized.
  • When paying by card (Master Card, Visa, & Discover) there is a 2% +$0.25 additional charge.
  • Social Security number must be given if applicant has one (T.C.A. 36-3-104).
  • Both applicants must appear in the office together to sign the permanent record book.
  • There is no waiting period. The license must be used to marry within 30 days from the date of issue.
  • The State of Tennessee does not require a blood test.
  • Both parties must be 18 years of age or older. Proof of age and identity must be provided. Acceptable identification includes driver’s license, passport or certified birth certificate.
  • A license issued in Sumner County is valid throughout the State of Tennessee.
  • The rite of matrimony may be solemnized by any of the persons listed in T.C.A. 36-3-301.
  • TN Atty Gen op 15-14 “Instant Online Ordination” does not meet the State’s qualifications to solemnize marriages.
  • Marriage Look-up & Certified Copy ($5+fee)    Meets TN Driver’s License Requirements
  • Marriage License Information Form