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Pennsylvania Marriage License Bureau

Contact Information

Erie County Courthouse, Room 123
140 W 6th Street
Erie, PA 16501

Phone: 814-451-6264
Office Hours: 8:00AM-4:00PM 

Obtaining a Marriage License

Both applicants must appear in person with the following:
  • Driver's license or photo I.D. which shows your date of birth
  • Your social security number (your social security card is preferred, but if unavailable, please provide in written form)
  • You will need to know your mothers' maiden names, your parents' current addresses, the state where your parents were born, and your parents' occupations
  • $45 filing fee - Cash only

If either applicant is divorced, or divorced more than once, you must bring in your latest divorce decree. If the female has resumed her maiden name after the divorce, she must submit proof of resuming her maiden name. 

If your prior marriage was terminated by death, you must provide the death certificate, or at least a copy of the death certificate, as to your former spouse. 

There is a three-day waiting period between the application and the issuance of license and either applicant can pick up the license after the three-day waiting period. 

Your license is valid for 60 days from the date of issuance and it can only be used in Pennsylvania. 

Non-Pennsylvania residents may also secure a license in our office, but the license can only be used in Pennsylvania. 

If either applicant is under 18 years of age, the consent of the custodial parent or Guardian is necessary. The applicant’s original birth certificate is required. There will be an additional $10.00 fee for each underage applicant. 

If either applicant is under the age of 16, the consent of the Court must be obtained. 

Obtaining a Copy of a Marriage License Record

To obtain a copy of your marriage record and/or certified copy we need the following information, either in person or by mail:
  • the date of the marriage
  • both parties' full names and the female's maiden name
  • a cashier's check or money order made payable to the Clerk of Records for the number of copies you are requesting at $5.00 for each certified copy (or $5.00 per copy in cash if in person)
  • If requesting a copy by mail, send the above information, check or money order, and a self addressed, stamped envelope to: 
    Marriage Bureau Room 123
    Erie County Courthouse
    140 W 6th Street
    Erie, PA 16501

Erie County Courthouse - 140 West Sixth Street, Erie, PA 16501 - (814) 451-6000 - TDD Phone: (814) 451-6237 - Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
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