How To Get Married In Cleveland

Need to know how to get married in Cleveland? Getting married in Cleveland is a fairly simple task. You will need to follow the state's guidelines for getting married. This article will guide you through what you need to do to get you to the altar legally in Cleveland. Setting up your wedding location, date and time will all be up to you to choose.

To get married in Cleveland, you will need:

  • A marriage certificate
  • Parental permission (if you are under 18)
  • A divorce decree (if previously married)
  • Government-issued identification
  • A Social Security card
  • Officiants
  1. Take a trip to the Cuyahoga County Probate Court. This is where you will obtain your marriage certificate. You will need to bring along a government-issued form of identification (driver's license, passport, visa or state identification). Your marriage license is good in the state of Ohio for 60 days. At this time you will also be requested to bring any divorce decrees or death certificates of former spouses if you are widowed or divorced.
  2. Obtain parental permission if under 18. Your parents will need to go to the Cuyahoga County Probate Court with you to sign a waiver agreeing to their minor child getting a marriage license.
  3. Find an officiant. This is the person who will marry you. Many people feel that once they get a marriage license they are married; this, though, is not the case. You can get a list of officiants for the county by requesting one from the Secretary of State’s office. This list will include anyone ordained or licensed to complete a marriage.


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