|Berrien County Probate Court|
1st floor of Administration Building
|Marriage License Information|
|201 North Davis Street – Room 175|
Nashville, Georgia 31639
|Phone (229) 686-5213
Fax (229) 686-9495
|Any Georgia resident may apply for a license in any county in Georgia. However, if neither applicant is a resident of Georgia, applicants must obtain a marriage license in the county where the ceremony is held.
TO APPLY FOR A GEORGIA MARRIAGE LICENSE:
Applicants must provide a valid Photo I.D., Birth Certificate or Passport
Applicants whose last marriage ended in Divorce shall provide a certified copy of their Final Judgement and Decree of Divorce.
Applicants must be 18 years of age.
If the Applicants have completed a qualifying premarital education program in accordance with O.C.G.A § 19-3-30, the certificate must be presented at the time the marriage license is obtained to receive the reduced price rate for the license.
HB 228 MARRIAGE LICENSE CHANGES
EFFECTIVE: JULY 1, 2019
1. REMOVES PARENTAL CONSENT TO MARRY FOR UNDER AGE 18 APPLICANTS. (THERE REMAINS NO PROVISION IN
THE LAW FOR UNDERAGE APPLICANTS FOR REASON OF PREGNANCY.)
2. A 17 YEAR OLD MAY BE ISSUED A MARRIAGE LICENSE IF All OF THE FOLLOWING ARE MET:
A. A PETITION IS GRANTED IN JUVENILE COURT FOR EMANCIPATION AND A CERTIFIED COPY OF SUCH ORDER IS
PRESENTED. (SEE §15-11-720)
B. 15 DAYS HAVE PASSED SINCE THE DATE THE ORDER GRANTING EMANCIPATION WAS GRANTED.
C. THE OLDER PARTY TO THE MARRIAGE IS NO MORE THAN 4 YEARS OLDER THAN THE YOUNGER PARTY.
D. APPLICANTS HAVE COMPLETED PREMARITAL EDUCATION ACCORDING TO §19-3-30.1 (THERE ARE ADDITIONAL
COUNSELING REQUIREMENTS FOR THOSE 17 YEARS OLD)
Premarital Education Certificate for Applicants 17 years of age
PROOF OF AGE
19-3-36 IS AMENDED TO REQUIRE ALL APPLICANTS TO PRESENT DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE OF PROOF
Click here for the affidavit for underage marriage applicant
|Fees, Cost and Procedure
Marriage License with Certificate of Counseling attached: $36.00
Marriage License without Certificate of Counseling: $76.00
These fees include a Certified Copy of the Marriage Application and the Marriage Certificate
There is a $10.00 fee for each additional Certified Copy
Please click the following link to order a certified copy of your Marriage License. Please allow 3-5 days processing and mailing time. The Probate Court does not issue refunds.
Certified copy of your Marriage License
|CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION:
NOTE: Once you receive your confirmation number, you will print that page and bring it into our office to complete your application process.