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Sarah S. HarrisJudge Elizabeth WhidbyClerk. Probate Court hours: Monday — Friday, 8 a. Note: Customers need to arrive prior to 4 p.
There will be no payments accepted after p. Any Georgia resident may apply for a in any county in Georgia.
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However, if neither applicant is a resident of Georgia, you may only obtain your in the county where the ceremony is performed. The does not have an expiration date.
Both parties must be present in order to obtain a marriage. Pre-marital blood test are no longer required in the State of Georgia. Under Georgia Law, couples who present to the court at the time of making application a certificate of completion of a qualifying premarital education program shall not be assessed a marriage fee other charges may apply.
The premarital education shall include at least six hours of instruction involving marital issues, which may include but not be limited to conflict management, communication skills, financial responsibilities, child and parenting responsibilities, and extended family roles. The premarital education shall be completed within 12 months prior to the application for a marriage and the couple shall undergo the premarital education together.
The premarital education shall be performed by:. If either party has been divorced, please be prepared to present a copy of the final divorce decree. After the has been recorded and placed in the permanent files, you may obtain a certified copy.
As of July 1, You must be at least 17 years of age to obtain a marriage in Georgia. If you are 17 years of age when applying for a marriageyou must show that you have been emancipated for not less than 15 days, and present a certificate of completion of separate specialized premarital counseling for each applicant, even if one applicant is over All fees are non-refundable. Wedding ceremonies are performed at the Magistrate Court. Parties wishing to be married by the Magistrate Court should contact Magistrate Court at Premarital Education Program: Under Georgia Law, couples who present to the court at the time of making application a certificate of completion of a qualifying premarital education program shall not be assessed a marriage fee other charges may apply.
The premarital education shall be performed by: A professional counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist who is d pursuant to Chapter 10A of Title 43; A psychiatrist who is d as a physician pursuant to Chapter 34 of Title 43; A psychologist who is d pursuant to Chapter 39 of Title 43; or An active member of the clergy when in the course of his or her service as clergy or his or her deee, including retired clergy, provided that a deee is trained and skilled in premarital education.
Applicants under 18 Years of Age As of July 1, You must be at least 17 years of age to obtain a marriage in Georgia. Box Macon, GA Your correspondence should include the names of both parties and the date of the ceremony.