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Marriage in Texas

Information on the laws for those who plan to get married or are married in Texas.

Marriage Licenses


Texas Law on Marriage Licenses

Below you will find references to areas of the Texas law that governs marriage licenses. If you find these statutes difficult to understand, you may want to look at the "plain English" resources on this page for more information or speak to an attorney for guidance.

Obtaining a Marriage License

As per Section 2.001 of the Texas Family Code, a marriage license may be obtained from any county clerk's office. Many Texas counties now offer an online application process. For assistance, below are links with marriage license information from the county clerk's offices for some of Texas' most populous counties: