While planning your wedding in Arizona, you will need to obtain a marriage license. Marriage licenses have been delegated by The Superior Court of the State of  Arizona, to be issued by each and every county. A wedding license issued by any AZ County is valid as a license for marriage in any AZ County (for instance, you can use a Maricopa County Marriage License in Pima County, etc.). Once purchased, the marriage license must be used within one year.

In most counties, the license is a two-piece marriage certificate. The top part is a family heirloom, suitable for framing. The bottom part of the certificate is a stub that will be recorded  with all the public records in the county from which it was purchased. The recorded license stub becomes the subject of “certified copies.”

The marriage license cost is $76. If the bride intends to change her name after the ceremony at The Social Security Administration or Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles, she will need a certified copy of the stub. In most counties, it can be prepaid ($27.50) at the time of purchase and the County Recorders office will mail it directly to you (in 6-8 weeks). NOTE: Certified Copies are believed to be free for active members of the military. Ask when you apply!

Your Arizona Wedding Officiant, Minister, Priest or Judge must record the marriage license stub within 30 days of the ceremony. Some of us offer expedited service.

Your county marriage license allows any judge or duly ordained minister to officiate your wedding ceremony. All county marriage licenses must be signed by the bride, groom, two witnesses age 18 or over, and the officiating minister.

We have many years of experience helping couples be married in Arizona.  To speak with an Arizona Wedding Minister or Civil Wedding Officiant, just call Phillip or Gwen Waring in Phoenix, Arizona. 480-502-0707 (8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.).  Please call anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Arizona time) as our office phone rings at home all hours for ministry emergencies. Arizona, including the Hopi Nation, does not observe daylight savings time, except the Navajo Nation which spans across three states.

Apache County Marriage License | Cochise County Marriage License
Coconino County Marriage License | Greenlee County Marriage License
La Paz County Marriage License I Maricopa County Marriage License
Mohave County Marriage License | Navajo County Marriage License
Pima County Marriage License | 
Pinal County Marriage License
Santa Cruz County Marriage License | Yavapai County Marriage License
Yuma County Marriage License

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