Marriage Licenses



For the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, Utah County is continuing to issue marriage licenses in office for walk-in applicants. If you intend to visit our office in person, please be sure to wash your hands and practice good social distancing with other patrons. Utah County does issue marriage licenses completely online. See below for more details. This policy can change any time.

IF YOU ARE SHOWING ANY SYMPTOMS OR FEELING ILL, PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO OUR OFFICE.

How to Apply
  1. Complete your marriage license application online, verify your identity online, and pay online by credit card or debit card. The license fee is non-refundable and includes two certified copies (a paper copy and a digital copy).
  2. Read the confirmation email containing the information about using your license and officiant worksheet.
  3. Print off the copy of the officiant worksheet to give to the individual performing your ceremony.
  4. Be sure your officiant follows the instructions in your email and on the worksheet for completing and submitting your license online to Utah County.
If You Can't Use the Online Application
If the online license system is not working for you, you need to pay your license fee with a form of payment other than a credit/debit, or you would prefer to complete your application in person, you can come into the Utah County Passport and Marriage License office during regular business hours.

The current Marriage License Fee is made up of the following:
  • $40.00 - Utah County Marriage License Fee
  • Included - Two Certified Copies of Completed Marriage License (a paper copy and a digital copy)
  • $10.00 - Children's Defense Trust Fund-State Required Fee
  • $20.00 - Utah Marriage Commission-State Required Fee*
  • $10.00 - Victims of Domestic Violence Donation-Optional State Fee

  • $70.00 - Total Base Fee w/o Discount
    $50.00 - Total Base Fee with Discount*
    $80.00 - Total Fee w/Donation w/o Discount
    $60.00 - Total Fee w/Donation and Discount*
*This fee can be waived by completing pre-marital education or counseling. To learn how to get the discount, visit www.StrongerMarriage.org. The discount also applies to anyone that completes their application in-person at the Utah County Passport and Marriage License Office.

When to Apply

Marriage licenses may be used immediately upon purchase, but must be used within 30 days.   A Marriage License, by law, older than 30 days from date of purchase has expired and can no longer be used.

If your license is older than 30 days from the date of purchase, you must get a new license or your marriage will not be recognized as legally binding. Refunds and extensions cannot be granted.

  • A license issued in Utah County may be used in anywhere within the State of Utah
  • A government issued picture ID that shows a date of birth is required for all applicants.
  • If a divorce has been granted within the last 60 days, you need to provide a certified copy of the divorce decree.
  • For information on a divorce filed in the State of Utah, contact the District Court that divorce was filed in. Directory of Utah District Courts
  • If you were issued a paper marriage license and did not use it within 30 days from the date of issue, do not destroy it. Any expired marriage licenses issued as a paper copy must be returned to the Utah County Marriage License. Online only marriage licenses are issued electronically and are not required to be returned if expired.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who May Perform a Marriage Ceremony? Click to Expand
The authority to officiate marriages is governed by Utah Code 30-1-6. The following list is a summary of the code:
  • Ministers, Rabbis, or Priests of any religious denomination who are in regular communion with any religious society, and are 18 years of age or older.
  • Native American spiritual advisors
  • The Governor
  • Mayors of Municipalities
  • Justice Court Judges
  • A Judge or Commissioner of a court of record
  • The County Clerk, if the clerk chooses to officiate marriages
  • Any person designated by the County Clerk
  • The president of the Senate
  • The speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Judges or magistrates of the United States
  • A judge or magistrate who holds office in Utah when retired, under rules set by the Supreme Court.


Minors Click to Expand
Individuals requesting a marriage license who are 16 or 17 years of age.
(Note: The age difference between both parties to the marriage must be less than seven years.)
  • A minor must obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian
  • A parent or legal guardian must give sworn consent in person at the time of application, and must provide valid identification
  • If the parents of the minor are divorced, consent shall be given by the parent having legal custody of the minor as evidenced by court documents or divorce decree
  • If the parents of the minor are divorced and have been awarded joint custody of the minor, consent shall be given by the parent having physical custody of the minor the majority of the time as evidenced by court documents or divorce decree
  • If the minor is not in the custody of a parent, the legal guardian shall provide the consent and provide proof of guardianship by court order as well as an oath of affirmation
  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate
  • Current valid picture identification
  • Written authorization from a judge of the court exercising juvenile jurisdiction in the county where either party to the marriage resides; or a court commissioner as permitted by rule of the Judicial Council
As of May 14, 2019 applicants 15 years of age and younger cannot obtain a marriage license under Utah State law

First Cousins Click to Expand
First cousins may marry if they are 65 years of age or older. If they are between 55 and 64 years of age, the district court in the county where they reside must find that either person is incapable of reproduction in order for them to be married.

Qualifications: Any persons related to each other within and not including the fifth degree of consanguinity, except for cousins as stated above, may not be married.

What If I Can't Apply in Person? Click to Expand
The below application is for the rare circumstance where a couple is unable to apply online for a marriage license, but only one applicant can go to the marriage license office to apply in person. The applicant who is unable to appear in person at the county must fill out the "Absent Spouse Application" and sign it in the presence of a notary. The notary will verify the identity/age of the person signing and affix their seal.

The spouse who will be applying for the license must bring the completed/notarized application, a copy of the absent spouse's photo ID, and any necessary supporting documentation (such as a divorce decree).

This form CANNOT be used for any spouse who is under the age of 18 at the time of signing and must have notary seal to be valid!



How Do I Change My Name? Click to Expand
We do not handle name changes through our office. We will send you a certified copy of your marriage license, which should be sufficient proof of your marriage to any government agency. Name changes are typically handled by the Social Security Administration and the Driver’s License Division.
  • For more information on changing your name through the Social Security Administration, go to www.ssa.gov to learn more and find your local Social Security office.
  • For information on changing your name through the Driver’s License Division, contact your local Driver's License Division office. Here is the link to find the nearest office to you.
    Utah State Division of Driver's License Offices
  • You can update your voter registration online. Visit the Utah County Clerk/Auditor Voter Registration page to learn more.
  • Update your passport information. This will require you to send your certified copy of your marriage license and US Passport Form DD-5504 by mail if your passport was issued within the last year. If your passport was issued more than one year ago, but has not yet expired, you will need to use US Passport Form DS-82 instead. You may contact us at 801-851-8226 or 801-851-8108 if you have a question about how to do this correctly.
For more information about Certified Copies, see the "Certified Copies" webpage.

The Utah Marriage Handbook

Strong, healthy, long-lasting relationships don't just happen on their own. Whether you're engaged, newlywed, remarried, or a seasoned married couple, The Utah Marriage Handbook has information, ideas, and resources that will help you strengthen your relationship with your partner. The Handbook is available as a downloadable eBook in English and Spanish.