Accepted forms of payment for these types or records include cash, **credit cards, debit cards, cashier check, and money order. We do not accept checks for the payment of birth certificates, death certificates or marriage license.
**There is a convenience fee of $1 or 2.85% interest when using credit or debit cards. Cards accepted - Discover, Visa, MasterCard. We DO NOT accept American Express. Call 903-537-2342 x 2 to make a credit card payment.
PHOTO ID is required to obtain a certified copy of a birth or death record and be an immediate family member. If you need your birth certificate to get your ID, please have a qualified applicant apply for your birth certificate.
PROPERLY QUALIFIED APPLICANT: the registrant; a member of his or her immediate family either by blood or marriage, including parent, grandparent, sibling, child, spouse, etc.; his or her legal guardian (must show written proof); his or her legal representative or agent (must show written proof).
BIRTH INFO - CERTIFIED COPY FEE - $23 APPLICATION by Mail
We can issue certified birth certificates if you were born in the State of Texas. Please call 903-537-2342 x 2 before you come in person to verify we can issue your out-of-county birth certificate.
DEATH INFO - CERTIFIED COPY FEE - $21 for the first and $4 for each additional if purchased at the same time. APPLICATION by Mail
HOURS WE ISSUE MARRIAGE LICENSE - takes about 20 minutes to issue a Marriage License
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM & 1 PM - 3:30 PM (Closed for Lunch)
Friday - 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (Open during lunch) Be sure and check our holiday schedule on the HOME page
MARRIAGE LICENSE INFO - Marriage license $82 *APPLICATION
$22 (with TWOGETHERINTEXAS certificate)
Declaration of Informal Marriage $52 *APPLICATION
*The provided application (above) may be filled out in advance to assist our clerks. The clerks will input your information into our computer system and all signatures will be executed in front of the clerks. Both parties still need to appear as well as present driver's license and social security cards. The provided applications are for convenience purposes only. These applications are not the official applications that will be sent in to the State.
*WARNING: IT IS A FELONY TO FALSIFY INFORMATION ON THIS DOCUMENT. THE PENALTY FOR KNOWINGLY MAKING A FALSE STATEMENT ON THIS FORM OR FOR SIGNING A FORM WHICH CONTAINS A FALSE STATEMENT IS 2 TO 10 YEARS IMPRISONMENT AND A FINE OF UP TO $10,000. (HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE, CHAPTER 195, SEC. 195.003)
What do I need to do to get a marriage license?
Must be applied for in person. Bring your Driver's license (photo id) and your social security card or number. Neither party must not be presently married and both must be divorced over 30 days (unless you are remarrying). The marriage license will expire if not used within 90 days. You must wait at least 72 hours after the purchase of the marriage license to marry unless a waiver has been obtained from a Judge. We do not issue marriage license after 3:30 PM unless prior arrangements have been made. Please call 903-537-2342 x 2 if you have any questions.
Marriage education courses are being offered by TWOGETHER IN TEXAS. Visit www.twogetherintexas.com If both parties complete a qualified education course, $60 of the $82 marriage license fee will be waived as well as the 72 hour waiting period. An original certificate from Twogether in Texas MUST be presented at the time of the purchase of the marriage license. We will not accept a copy of the certificate. The certificate must be the original.