Marriage License



The County Administration Building will OPEN Friday,

May 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

With the limited lobby space, Marriage License Applications

will remain for Sumner County residents


To make an appointment call 615-452-4063.


During the Current Declaration of Emergency our staff is limited,

Marriage License applicatons are by

Appointment Only 

Notice on Marriage License Expiration Dates

Governor Lee’s Executive Order 24

suspended the 30-day limit to the use of a marriage license.  Any marriage license

purchased between

March 12, 2020 and May 31, 2020

does not expire until June 30, 2020. 



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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.