Marriage License Registration

Welcome to the Cuyahoga County Probate Court Marriage License Registration page. Registration is mandatory and will expedite the process of issuing a license by allowing couples to enter most of the information required to obtain a marriage license in the State of Ohio. The marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date of issuance.

Upon completion of registration, you will receive a confirmation number. Your registration information is stored for 90 days. For issuance of the license, you must have your confirmation number, a valid government issued photo ID, and all the fees necessary to purchase the license.

All applicants are required by law to appear together for the Probate Court to obtain their marriage license and stay present for the duration of issuance of the license.

Marriage licenses are being issued by online video call. Appointments are required. Appointments are available between 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. This is NOT a ceremony.

In the State of Ohio, the application for a marriage license must be made in the county of either applicant. If neither applicant is a resident of Ohio, the application must be made in the county in which the ceremony is being performed.

Pursuant to Local Rule 53, all pleadings requiring a new case number or the payment of court costs shall be filed by 4:15 p.m.

If either party is a minor please contact the Marriage License Department at (216)443-8920 for further information.

The Court will perform marriage ceremonies during normal business hours, by appointment, at the convenience of the Court. A fee of $100.00 shall be paid, in advance, for this service.