Tennessee residents and out-of-state residents may apply for a marriage license at the Jefferson County Clerk’s office. Both applicants must be present in order to apply for a marriage license, unless incarcerated or disabled. Incarcerated or disabled applicants must submit a notarized affidavit provided by the clerk’s office.
Applicants must provide identification in the form of a valid state driver’s license, valid state identification card, or certified birth certificate and a social security card. If you are not a citizen of the United States you will need a passport or other documentation that proves you are legally in the United States. Applicants will also be required to make written application for the marriage license.
Applicants who are under 18 years of age must have both parents, the guardian, or next of kin appear and sign their application. If either applicant is under 18 years of age there is a three-day waiting period before the marriage can be solemnized. If either applicant is under 16 years of age the judge must consent to the marriage before application can be taken.
The fee for applying for a marriage license in Jefferson County is $100, unless you have taken a Pre-Marital Counseling Course. If you have completed the four hours of counseling required and have the counselor fill out the Pre-Marital Counseling form the fee is $40.00.
Click here to apply for your marriage license on-line. You still have to appear in the Clerk's Office but this will help expedite the process.
Click here to download a marriage counseling certificate.
Click here to download a marriage license application.