Probate Court: 740.283.8593    |    Juvenile Court: 740.283.8557

Marriage Licenses

If you are planning to marry in Jefferson County, Ohio, you may obtain a marriage license at Jefferson County Probate Court.

Copies of a marriage license cost $3.00 and may be obtained by calling the Court at 740-283-8593. 

The Probate Court issues marriage licenses between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM during regular business days.


A marriage license is good for sixty days from the date of issuance. If the marriage does not take place within sixty days, a new license application is required. The fee is not refundable or transferable.

The cost to obtain a marriage license is $60.00 payable in cash.

Applicants for a marriage license must both appear in person at the Probate Court Clerk’s office and bring with them:

  1. Proof of identification such as a passport, a driver’s license, or a copy of a birth certificate.
  2. If applicable, each applicant must also bring certified copies of any prior divorce/dissolution decrees, from all states/jurisdictions in which the applicant was divorced. A certified copy has the original seal/signature on it from the court that issued the decree. Divorce/dissolution decrees that are not certified originals from the court in which the decree was issued will not be accepted.
  3. If applicable, a certified copy of the death certificate of a deceased spouse.

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