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How to Get Married in Mississippi

Marriage License Summary

Issuing Office:
County Clerk
Cost:
$22.00
Waiting Period:
3 days to receive
Expires in:
90 Days
License Return:
Before Expiration

Applying for the Marriage License

Any unmarried man and woman, both at least 21 years old, can apply for a marriage license in Mississippi. Same sex marriages are not recognized.

To apply for a marriage license the couple must appear together, at a County Clerk’s Office. This is the local government office that has jurisdiction over where the marriage will take place. Applicants must bring valid ID (driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.) to confirm their identities.

A Mississippi Marriage License has a 3 day waiting period before it can be picked up and is valid for 90 days.

It costs $22 to apply for the marriage license.

Completing and Returning the Marriage License

On the wedding day, either preceding or following the ceremony, the couple must present their marriage license to the minister, who must make sure that the license is valid, and that the couple’s information is accurate.

The minister then signs the license, ensuring that it bears any necesarry witness signatures. Once completed, the minister or the couple must return the license to the County Clerk’s office within applicable deadlines.

Where to File for a Marriage License

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Weddings
Address & Contact
Adams
1
Alcorn
1
Attala
Benton
Bolivar
Calhoun
1
Carroll
1
Chickasaw
Choctaw
Claiborne
Clarke
1
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Copiah
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De Soto
3
Forrest
1
Franklin
1
George
Greene
Grenada
Hancock
1
Harrison
20
Hinds
5
Holmes
Humphreys
Issaquena
Itawamba
Jackson
9
Jasper
Jefferson
Jefferson Davis
Jones
1
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Lamar
2
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1
Madison
2
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1
Neshoba
1
Newton
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1
Panola
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1
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Prentiss
1
Quitman
Rankin
1
Sharkey
Simpson
Stone
1
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Tallahatchie
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1
Tishomingo
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1
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1
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