Marriage Licenses

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Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
101 S. Lawrence Street, 2nd Floor
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 832-1235

General Information

Effective August 29, 2019, the process for entering into a legal marriage in Alabama changed. Pursuant to Alabama Act 2019-340, you must visit the Alabama Vital Statistics website to complete the Alabama Marriage Certificate form. The form should be completed by the persons entering into marriage.  Upon completion, the form should be notarized and delivered to the Montgomery County Probate Court for recording. Once properly completed and recorded by the Probate Court, the marriage is legal.


Courthouse Ceremonies

By appointment only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons between 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call (334) 832-1235 for an appointment. The ceremony will be performed in a small multi-purpose room on the 2nd floor. No music or decorations allowed. Discretion is requested as this is a workplace environment.

The total number of guests who may attend is eight (8). Witnesses are not required.

Total cost is $111.00

  • Forms of Payment:
  • $25.00Cash must be paid to Magistrate
  • $86.00 - Cash, Check, Visa or MasterCard (reflects recent increase)
  • Bills larger than $50 cannot be accepted


Requirements for Persons 18 Years or Older

All marriage license applicants must provide positive identification, that includes their correct legal name.

Acceptable forms of identification include, but are not limited to: valid driver's license, passport, military ID, original certified copy of state issued birth certificate, other state issued ID, U.S. Government issued ID (including Green Card, Visa, Alien Resident Card, etc.). "State issued," identification includes, but is not necessarily limited to, identification issued by a state of the United States, by a foreign country or state, or by an agency or a subdivision of a state of the United States or of a foreign country or state. Acceptable positive identification is official government-issued identification that provides sufficient proof that the applicant is who the applicant represents he or she is.

As a policy, the Montgomery County Probate Office does not collect or use applicants' social security numbers, and does not require proof of an applicant’s social security number for the issuance of a marriage license.

As a policy, the Montgomery County Probate Office does not discriminate in issuing marriage licenses based on immigration status. The Montgomery County Probate Office does not require an applicant to provide proof of lawful presence in the United States or of legal immigration status in order to be issued a marriage license.


 Requirements for Persons 16 or 17 Years of Age

At least one parent must be a legal resident of Montgomery County (proof of residency is required). All requirements listed below must be met:

  1. Once residency is established, both parents must be present, or the custodial parent must provide a certified copy of the divorce or legal document that grants care, custody, and control to the custodial parent (subject to review and decision by Licensing Authority).
  2. An original certified copy of the state issued birth certificate for the minor.
  3. Official picture identification for minor and each parent or legal guardian.