The legal age to marry in Alabama is 18.
However, if you are 16 to 17, you may obtain a license if both parents
are present with valid identification and they consent in writing. You
must also present a copy of your birth certificate certified by the
State or County. A non-certified hospital birth record will be
insufficient. If you are 18 or older, acceptable forms of identification
include a valid driver license, or state issued non-driver ID card, or a copy of your birth certificate certified by the State or County.
If the applicant is not a U.S. citizen,
then a valid visa, passport or alien resident verification must be
presented. The supporting document must be issued by the U.S.
government (visa, Resident Alien card, etc.) - not a foreign document.
If you have been divorced, please note
that you may not apply for a license within 60 days after your divorce
was granted unless you are remarrying your most recent former spouse. If
divorced for less than six (6) months, you must present a certified copy
of your divorce decree at the time of application.
A marriage license is valid in Alabama for 30 days
from the date it is issued. A premarital blood test is no longer
required in Alabama and there is no required waiting period after the
license is purchased. The licensing process takes about 15
minutes. The prospective Bride and Groom must be
present to obtain a marriage license.
The following fees apply:
only (for example, marrying in a church, a private home, etc.):
Marrying in office (includes license, ceremony, and certificates):
fees must be paid in cash. (Credit/debit cards or personal checks
are not accepted.)