The Marriage License Bureau is located on the Second floor of the Montgomery County Courts Building, 41 N. Perry St., Dayton, OH 45402. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Monday thru Friday. Plan to arrive by 4 p.m. as the marriage license application process takes time.
The marriage license grants you the permission to marry. The license is only valid for
Checklist for those individuals seeking a marriage license for the first time.
-Each party must bring a valid picture I.D.
-Both parties of the marriage must apply together in person.
-At least one party member must be a resident of Montgomery County.
-The minimum age for applying for a marriage license in Ohio without parental consent is eighteen (18) years of age.
THE PROBATE COURT ACCEPTS:
A checklist for those individuals previously married anywhere in the United States or any other location in the world:
-If divorced, bring a CERTIFIED COPY of the most recent divorce decree.
A certified copy is: "A photocopy of a document, judgment, or record that is signed and attested to as an accurate and a complete reproduction of the original document by a public official in whose custody the original has been placed for safekeeping."
- If previous marriage ended in the death of a spouse, bring a CERTIFIED COPY of the death certificate with you to the courthouse.
THE PERSON OFFICIATING YOUR MARRIAGE CEREMONY MUST BE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
The person performing the marriage ceremony must return the certificate of verification to the court within thirty (30) days of performing the ceremony to verify that the service was performed.
To confirm that the person who performed your marriage ceremony returned the verification you can check our website www.mcohio.org/probate , then click on Case Search, then click on marriage license to verify if the person who performed your marriage ceremony has completed your marriage record.
Ministers interested in obtaining a license to solemnize marriages:
Certified copies of marriage records are $2.00 each, cash or money order only. If requesting a copy of a marriage record by mail, please include the name of the bride (including maiden name),name of the groom and the date of marriage, a self-addressed, stamped return envelope along with a certified check or money order or cash for $2.00 for each copy requested. Mail request to Montgomery County Marriage License Bureau, 41 N. Perry St., 2nd Floor, Dayton, OH 45422-2155.