Marriage Licenses

Online Form

Complete the online marriage license form. (Fill it out and hit submit, it will be available when you arrive at the office.)

Guidelines & Office Procedures

  • Marriage licenses are issued in the County Clerk's Office.
  • The license is $35.50 payable by cash, credit or debit card (processing fee extra) or Henderson County Personal Check.
  • The parties must provide government issued ID, drivers license (any state) or passport. Please note we will not accept expired identification.
  • Both Parties shall appear together to review their information, take an oath and sign the license.
  • The marriage ceremony must be performed in Kentucky withing 30 days of purchasing the license.
  • There is no waiting period or blood test required prior to issuance of a marriage license.

Information Required

  • Current Status of parties (Single, Divorced, Annulled, Widowed)
  • Date of Birth and Current Age
  • Father's Name
  • Mother's Name
  • Name and Address
  • Number of previous marriages
  • Occupations of Bride and Groom
  • Place of Birth (city and state)
  • Race of parties
  • Whether parties are related (First cousins are not permitted to marry in Kentucky)

Age Requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age to marry in Kentucky without a parental consent.
  • Applicants 16 and 17 years old must be a county resident (longer than 6 months), provide copy of birth certificate and have parent or legal guardian appear with ID to sign consent.
  • If parents are divorced, the custodial parent must provide divorce papers proving custody to sign consent.
  • If someone other than the parent has custody Court papers must be provided
  • No one under the age of 16 may be issued a license unless they are pregnant and have a District Court Judge issue a court order directing the Clerk to do so.

Note: Kentucky does not marry minors whose parents reside outside the Commonwealth of Kentucky.