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Marriage License

Basic Requirements for a Wedding in the Poconos:

Both parties must be at least eighteen years old and single. If either party is under the age of eighteen, parental consent is required. If a couple meets these standard requirements, they are qualified to begin planning their Pocono Mountains Wedding.

Marriage License Information

If you choose the Pocono Mountains as your wedding location, you can apply for a marriage license at the office of the Clerk of Orphans’ Court in any Pennsylvania State Courthouse. Both parties must apply in person, and may pick up the marriage license after a mandatory three-day waiting period. The license is valid for 60 days, and may only be used in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In order to apply for a marriage license in Pennsylvania, you must bring the following items to the courthouse:

1. Identification - Both parties must present a birth certificate (raised seal) and/or a driver’s license or passport depending on the county in which the application is filed. Some counties do not accept birth certificates.

2. $28-$50 in cash - The cost of a marriage license varies among the four counties in the Pocono Mountains region. The cost in Monroe County is $40; Wayne County $35; Pike County $32.50 and Carbon County $50. *Prices as of June 2014. Details subject to change.

3. Divorce Decree - A certified copy of each divorce decree, or death certificate if widowed, must be submitted by each previously married party at the time of application.

NOTE: All forms submitted for a marriage license must have original signatures.