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How to Get Married in Pennsylvania

Marriage License Summary

Issuing Office:
Register of Wills or Orphans Court
Cost:
$40-75
Waiting Period:
3 days to receive
Expires in:
60 Days
License Return:
10 Days from Wedding

Applying for the Marriage License

Any unmarried man and woman, both at least 18 years old, can apply for a marriage license in Pennsylvania. 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 Pennsylvania Marriage License has a 3 day waiting period before it can be picked up, an additional 3 day waiting period before it can be completed, and is valid for 60 days.

It costs $40 – 75, depending on the county, 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 Register of Wills or Orphans Court’s office within applicable deadlines.

Where to File for a Marriage License

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Office (County)
Weddings
Address & Contact
2
111 Baltimore St Gettysburg PA 17325-2391
Phone: 717.334.6781 Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm, M – F
32
414 Grant St Pittsburgh PA 15219
Phone: 412.350.4180 Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm M – F
3
500 E Market St, Suite 102 Kittanning PA 16201
Phone: 724.548.3220
15
810 3rd St Beaver PA 15009
Phone: 724.728.5700 Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm M – F
1
203 S Juliana Street Bedford PA 15522
Phone: 814.623.4833
12
633 Court Street Reading PA 19601
Phone: 610.478.6600 Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, M – F
1
423 Allegheny St # 227 Hollidaysburg PA 16648-2022
Phone: 814.942.7240
3
301 Main St Towanda PA 18848
Phone: 570.265.1702
40
55 East Court St Doylestown PA 18901
Phone: 215.348.6265
4
124 West Diamond St Butler PA 16003
Phone: 724.284.1409
4
200 South Center St Ebensburg PA 15931
Phone: 814.472.1438
1
20 East 5th St Emporium PA 15834
Phone: 814.486.3355
2
1 Hazard Square Jim Thorpe PA 18229
Phone: 570.325.2261
7
414 Holmes St Bellefonte PA 16823
Phone: 814.355.6724
9
201 W. Market St West Chester PA 19380-0989
Phone: 610.344.6335
2
Main St Clarion PA 16214
Phone: 814.226.4000
1
1 North 2nd St Clearfield PA 16830
Phone: 717.274.5890
230 East Water St Lock Haven PA 17745
Phone: 570.893.4020
2
P.O. Box 380 Bloomsburg PA 17815
Phone: 570.389.5632
11
903 Diamond Park # 104 Meadville PA 16335-2678
Phone: 814.373.2537
3
1 Courthouse Square Carlisle PA 17013
Phone: 717.240.6345
7
101 Market St Harrisburg PA 17101
Phone: 717.780.6506
18
201 W Front St Media PA 19063
Phone: 610.891.4400
1
240 Main St Ridgway PA 15853
Phone: 814.776.5349
19
140 West 6th St Erie PA 16501
Phone: 814.451.6260
6
61 E Main St # 1D Uniontown PA 15401-3514
Phone: 724.430.1206
526 Elm St Tionesta PA 16353
Phone: 814.755.3526
2
157 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg PA 17201
Phone: 717.261.3872
201 N 2nd St McConnellsburg PA 17233
Phone: 717.485.4212
1
10 East High St Waynesburg PA 15370
Phone: 724.852.5281
3
223 Penn St Huntingdon PA 16652-1457
Phone: 814.643.2740
2
825 Philadelphia St Indiana PA 15701
Phone: 724.465.3860
200 Main St Brookville PA 15825
Phone: 814.849.1610
1 North Main St Mifflintown PA 17059
Phone: 717.436.7709
7
507 Linden St # 400 Scranton PA 18503-1632
Phone: 570.963.6702
9
50 North Duke St Lancaster PA 17602-2805
Phone: 717.299.8243
3
430 Court St New Castle PA 16101
Phone: 724.658.2541
12
400 South 8th St Lebanon PA 17042-6794
Phone: 717.274.2801
16
455 West Hamilton St Allentown PA 18101-1614
Phone: 610.782.3170
7
20 N Pennsylvania Ave # 321 Wilkes-Barre PA 18701-3503
Phone: 570.825.1668
3
48 West 3rd St Williamsport PA 17701-6569
Phone: 570.327.2280
3
500 West Main St Smethport PA 16749
Phone: 814.887.3260
2
112 Courthouse Mercer PA 16137
Phone: 724.662.3800 Hours: Monday ~ Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
1
20 North Wayne St Lewistown PA 17044
Phone: 717.242.1449
11
County Courthouse 7th & Monroe S Stroudsburg PA 18360
Phone: 570.517.3359
21
2 East Airy St Norristown PA 19404-0218
Phone: 610.278.3400
2
29 Mill St Danville PA 17821-1999
Phone: 570.271.3010
6
669 Washington St # 203 Easton PA 18042-7485
Phone: 610.559.3092
1
201 Market St # 6 Sunbury PA 17801-3408
Phone: 570.988.4140
3
2 East Main St New Bloomfield PA 17068
Phone: 717.582.2131
76
1515 Arch St Philadelphia PA 19102-1501
Phone: 215.686.2230
2
412 Broad St Milford PA 18337
Phone: 570.296.7231
1 E 2nd St # 30 Coudersport PA 16915-1690
Phone: 814.274.9720
7
401 N 2nd St Pottsville PA 17901
Phone: 570.628.1382
2
P.O. Box 217 Middleburg PA 17842-0217
Phone: 570.837.4225
7
111 East Union St Somerset PA 15501
Phone: 814.445.1548
Main & Muncy St LaPorte PA 18626
Phone: 570.946.7351
5
11 Maple St Montrose PA 18801
Phone: 570.278.4600
1
118 Main St Wellsboro PA 16901-1444
Phone: 570.723.8191
103 South 2nd St Lewisburg PA 17837
Phone: 570.524.8751
1
1168 Liberty St Franklin PA 16323
Phone: 814.432.9539 Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm M – F
3
204 4th Ave Warren PA 16365
Phone: 814.728.3530 Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm M – F
14
1 S Main St # G003 Washington PA 15301-6813
Phone: 724.228.6905
1
925 Court St Honesdale PA 18431
Phone: 570.253.5970 Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm M – F
9
2 N. Main St Suite 203 Greensburg PA 15601
Phone: 724.830.3734
1
1 Court House Square Tunkhannock PA 18657-1233
Phone: 570.996.2232
9
45 North George St York PA 17401
Phone: 717.771.9612 Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm, M – F

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