Before starting your application
  • Regardless of the device used, this application works best on a Google Chrome browser.
  • Applicants may want to apply using a mobile device instead of a computer. The application can be completed on a computer, however the ID Verification works best and is easier to complete when done on a mobile device.
  • Both applicants will fill out the application at the same time, on the same device.
  • You can not save your progress and complete the application later. Information input into the license application is not saved by the county system until the application has been submitted and paid for.
  • Be sure both applicants are available to take a selfie.
  • Be ready to pay your fee using a credit card or debit card.
  • Be ready with an unexpired, government issued, photo ID for each applicant. Temporary (paper) ID's will not work.
    Your ID must be a state issued ID card, Driver's License, Passport, or Military ID. We can also validate Driver's Licenses or Passports from most countries outside the United States. Any other form of government ID must be issued by a U.S. state or the U.S. federal government.
Tips When Using Application on Mobile Phone Click to Expand
About the ID Verification:
  • The process will require you to take a picture of your ID (usually both front and back depending on the ID) and a selfie for both applicants.
  • The picture of your ID should fill the screen of your phone without cutting off any of the edges of the ID.
  • Your selfie must show your whole head/face and up to four inches of your shoulders. Similar to a passport photo. A neutral background behind you is best, but not required.
  • Be sure your selfie matches your ID Photo. Do not wear anything on your head or face, like glasses or a hat, unless you are wearing it in your ID photo.
  • If your ID is worn or significantly discolored, it can increase the likelihood of a ID verification fail.

Tips when using Application on a Desktop or Laptop Computer Click to Expand
About ID verification using a desktop or laptop computer:
  • The process will require you to upload a scan/picture file of your ID (usually both front and back depending on the ID), and a selfie of both applicants.
  • Web cameras included with most laptops typically will not capture an image of your ID or your selfie with a high enough quality to allow for a successful ID verification. Scans/pictures created from scanners, digital cameras, or mobile phones will work best.
  • All scans/pictures uploaded for your ID verification must be in a jpg or jpeg format with at least 300 dpi resolution. All other formats will cause an ID verification fail.
About doing the ID verification:
  • Before starting your application, take pictures/scans of your photo ID's and selfies for each applicant using these guidelines. Place the picture files in an easy to find location on your computer.
  • Card type ID's will require you to scan the front and backs of the cards. You will need a picture file for the front of the ID, and a separate picture file for the back of the ID. Each scan/picture must be cropped so the ID fills the picture with a thin border around the edge of the ID.
  • If using a passport book, you will only need a scan of the page that includes the passport picture and your information. The scan/picture should be cropped so there is a thin border around the information page of the passport.
  • Your selfie picture must show your whole head/face and up to four inches of your shoulders. Similar to a passport photo. A neutral background behind you is best, but not required.
  • Be sure your selfie matches your ID Photo. Do not wear anything on your head or face, like glasses or a hat, unless you are wearing it in your ID photo.
  • If your ID is worn or significantly discolored, it can increase the likelihood of a ID verification fail.

Taking the Best Selfie for Your Marriage Application

Please view the following video from Consular Affairs at the Department of State about passport pictures. We recommend these tips as best practices for taking your selfie for the ID verification portion of your marriage license application.