Who Must Apply?
individuals to be married must complete the application for marriage. All
applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.
Who May Not Marry?
relatives down to and including first cousins MAY NOT marry under the laws of Pennsylvania.
When to Apply?
marriage license must be obtained at least three days prior to the marriage
ceremony. The three-day waiting period does not start until after we have
printed the license after your video meeting. The license will expire sixty
(60) days after the three-day waiting period. The office schedules marriage
license application video conference meetings from 8:30 am until 3:45 pm.
Monday through Friday excluding County holidays. We encourage you to download the to apply for your license and schedule the appointment.
marriage license may be obtained from the Clerk of Orphans' Court in any county
in Pennsylvania. The ceremony need not be performed in the county in which the
license was issued but must be performed in the state of Pennsylvania.
for a marriage license varies from county to county. The fee in Adams County is
$71 plus a debit/credit card processor fee using www.allpaid.comusing Pay Location Code
will need the following Identification:
of January 1st, 1998, you must give your Social Security Number.
Driver's License, Non-Driver Photo ID, or Passport are accepted.
Recent Divorce Decree and Notice to Resume Prior Surname (if applicable) Civil annulments require same documentation as divorces. (Church
annulments are NOT accepted)
original documentation is written in a foreign language, a notarized
translation must also be submitted.
a marriage license application by downloading our mobile app. Click Orphans Court > Marriage Information > Applying for a License. Carefully read the questions and provide
full names, mailing addresses, occupation, and birthplace of each parent.
Leaving incomplete information or using n/a will result in rejection. Click here to apply
a date and time for the video conference. Both applicants must be present
during the video conference, but it is permissible to join from separate
locations. Both applicants must be in a stationary location for the video
conference. You may NOT be driving. Schedule Video Marriage Conference
confirmation email will be sent once you have scheduled your video
appointment. The morning of your video conference, you
will receive a copy of the application to proof. Be sure to verify all spellings and
dates prior to your video appointment.
Changes can be made during your video appointment but not later. You may join the video
conference from any computer or a smartphone with a webcamera.
the video conference, each applicant will need to show their IDs through
the camera along with any certified divorce decrees and/or death
marriage license will be emailed to you after the process is complete.
Present the three-page license and instructions to your officiant to get