PITTSBURGH PENN. LAWS
Requirements may vary as each county in Pennsylvania may have their own requirements.
Drivers License and Social Security number. Both parties to a marriage should appear in person to obtain the license.
Legal age for marriage in the State of Pennsylvania for both bride and groom is 18. If under 18 years of age applicants may marry with consent of a parent or guardian. Applicants must present Birth Certificate plus an additional $5.00. If under 16 years of age with the approval of a Judge of the Orphans Court, as well as parent or guardian.
If previously married, must provide the following information concerning the dissolution of the most recent marriage. Divorces: Must present decree. If maiden name has been resumed, must present that document. Annulments: The same information as is required for divorces. Widowed: The date of death of the deceased spouse.
Ministers of any church organized, carrying on its work, and having congregations in this state may perform marriages in this state if authorized by their church to do so. Before performing marriages, ministers must file their credentials with the county clerk of the county in which they reside or in which the marriage is to be performed. Ministers must give the bride and groom a marriage certificate upon request. Also, the minister must send a marriage certificate to the county clerk who issued the marriage license within one month after the marriage. Marriage ceremonies may be performed by Judges, Justices of Peace, County Clerks or their Deputies within the appointing county, and persons appointed to perform the ceremony by a congregation having regular meetings in the state (i.e., ministers, pastors, priests, rabbis).
Residency Requirement: No
Fees: $40 - Cash Only. There are no exceptions or waivers to the license fee. No extensions or refunds are made once the license is issued.
Waiting Period: 3-day waiting period from the day the license is issued until it can be used
Blood Tests: No
Proxy Marriages: No
Common Law Marriage: No
Cousin Marriage: No
License Validity: Valid for sixty (60) days and may only be used in the state of Pennsylvania
Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.