How To Obtain a Marriage License or Certificate in Utah?
The landscape of Utah is breathtaking with pristine lake, mountain and desert vistas as a backdrop to your perfect wedding! Utah is famed with Temple Square and the Mormon Church with famous tabernacle choir. Antelope Island State Park is just one of the many attractions to visit on your honeymoon.
Rules and Regulations
Before you go swimming in the buoyant waters of Utah on your honeymoon, you must get acquainted with their rules and regulations for marriage.
- You must be at least 15 years old to get married in Utah. You will need parental consent, a court order mandating you to stay in school and attend pre-marital counseling and that it is in the best interest of both parties.
- If you are 16-17 years old, you will need parental consent.
- You can be married at 18 without parental consent.
- You do not need to live in Utah to get married there.
- There is no blood test required.
- Cousin marriage is not allowed until the age of 65.
- You will need two witnesses, 18 years or older present at your wedding.
- Same-sex marriage is legal.
How to Apply
You must both appear in person, together at the County Clerk/Auditor’s office to apply for a marriage license. You will need to bring with you the following paperwork:
- Full names of both parties.
- Social security numbers for both people.
- The current address for both parties.
- Date of birth for both.
- Place of birth for both of you.
- Mother’s name and maiden name.
- Father’s full name.
- Parents’ places of birth.
- A current, valid ID such as driver’s license, passport, military ID, state ID, visa or birth certificate.
- A copy of your divorce decree if you have been married before.
- A fee for the marriage license (varies by county).
Waiting Period and Expiration
There is no waiting period after you obtain your marriage license and you can be married the same day if you want. The license is only good for 30 days before expiring so plan to be married quickly after receiving yours.
Who Can Officiate
All judges, county clerks, priests, rabbis, ministers and Native American spiritual leaders can officiate your wedding ceremony. The person who performs your wedding must sign, date and return the marriage license to the County Clerk/Auditor’s office no later than 30 days after the wedding.
After the Wedding
After your marriage certificate has been filed and recorded, you may pick up a copy at your local County Clerk/Auditor’s office for a fee of $10.
If you wish to change your name, you will need to pick up a name change kit for your name change to be legal.