Vital Records Division

Marriage License

Records Building - 500 Elm Street, Suite 2100, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7099  |  Fax: (214) 653-7176
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for court approved holidays)


New Laws Effecting Marriage Licenses:

Texas Family Code § 2.201Expiration of LicenseIf a marriage ceremony has not been conducted before the 90th day after the date the license is issued, the marriage license expires.
Texas Family Code § 2.202Who can perform a marriage ceremonyFamily Code is amended as follows: (a) the following persons are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony: a retired judge of a municipal court and a retired judge or magistrate of a federal court of this state.
Texas Family Code § 2.006 & 2.007Absent Applicant AffidavitAll applicants must be present for the ceremony unless: (a) the absent applicant is a member of the armed forces of the United States stationed in another country in support of combat or another military operation; and unable to attend the ceremony. All other applicants will have to be present for the ceremony.
Texas Family Code § 2.010HIV & AIDS information; Posting on InternetThe DSHS shall prepare and make available to the public on its internet web site information about acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/info/edmat.shtm
 

 

How to Apply for a Marriage License

  • Marriage license applications must be completed on-line. Once you’ve completed the application, you will be provided with an order number to book your appointment. Please make note of this order number, because you will need this number during the scheduling of your appointment.
  • For social distancing purposes, please arrive no sooner than 5 minutes before your appointment.
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled and you will have to reschedule.
  • Because of the social distancing, our office will only allow the couple receiving the marriage license to enter the office.
 

 

Acceptable Forms of Identification

 

 

Resources

Pre-Marital Counseling

Twogether in Texas reduces your marriage license fee by $60 and waives the 72-hour waiting period.

  • Communicating effectively
  • Solving problems
  • Managing Stress
  • Supporting each other

For more information visit www.twogetherintexas.com.

Pre-Marital Education Handbook

"When You Get Married" is provided by the Office of Attorney General under the Texas Family Code Section 2.014, in hopes of creating a relationship that is satisfying and acceptable for you and your partner.

 

 

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Order online at: https://www.namechangeprocess.com/GUI/NameChangeKitOrder.aspx?st=txdallas

Referral Code: 133948

 

 

Additional Information

Location / Mailing Address:

Dallas County Clerk’s Office
Records Building
ATTN: Vitals
500 Elm St., Ste. 2100
Dallas, TX 75202

For additional questions or concerns, you may email CCVitalRecords@dallascounty.org.