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Marriage license Laws in the state of Arkansas, here is what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know before filling out the Arkansas marriage license form. Including Arkansas marriage license cost to Arkansas marriage laws and clerk of court's office locations.

In order to get married, you need to apply and receive a marriage license. This is the document in your state that allows you to officially tie the knot under the law. The rules for acquiring your marriage license varies from state to state, so you should check with your city's marriage bureau at your clerk of court's office to find out what your local rules are.

You'll typically need to apply for your marriage license at least one month before your wedding ceremony. You'll traditionally need to send in your birth certificates, tax information, and other official documents. You don't, however, want to apply for your marriage license too early. In some states, the licenses do expire, if you don't get married within a few months.

When you apply for your license, you'll not only need a proof of identification and age, will need to provide any information about previous marriages, and will need to pay a nominal fee. The bride will need to know what her married name will be before she signs the marriage certificate. You'll have to write that name on the application.

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Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of Arkansas. License can be used anywhere in Arkansas.

ID Requirement in Arkansas

If you are between 18 - 21, you must provide identification in the form of state certified copy of your birth certificates, an active Military ID card, or a valid passport. Both applicants need to be present. A valid driver's license will suffice if you are over 21.

Previous Marriages in Arkansas:

If you were previously married, you will need to show your divorce decree, or have information regarding date, county and state of death of previous spouse. If you name has changed, you need to bring a certified copy of your divorce decree.

Covenant Marriage Option in Arkansas:

Yes.

Arkansas Waiting Period:

Arkansas does not have a waiting period.

Arkansas Fees:

$59, cash only. No checks are accepted. No refunds. Price is determined by county.

Other Tests in Arkansas:

No blood or medical tests required to get married in Arkansas.

Proxy Marriages in Arkansas:

No. Arkansas does not allow proxy marriages.

Cousin Marriages:

No. Arkansas does not allow cousin marriages.

Common Law Marriages in Arkansas:

No. Arkansas does not allow common law marriages.

Same Sex Marriages in Arkansas:

No. In November, 2004, Arkansas voters passed a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage.

Under 18 in Arkansas:

Parental consent is needed if under 18 years of age. You need to present a state certified copy of your birth certificate, an active Military ID card, or a valid passport. Your parent must be present to sign the marriage book with the applicants when the license is issued. If a parent is unable to sign, due to death, separation, divorce or other circumstances, you must produce certified papers for verification of those circumstances. Males under the age of 17 and females under 16 cannot marry without an Arkansas court order. This is usually given only in extreme circumstances, such as if the female is pregnant or the couple already has a child together.

Arkansas Officiants:

Ministers must have their credentials recorded in one of Arkansas' 75 counties.

Witnesses in Arkansas:

Witnesses are not required at a wedding in Arkansas.

Miscellaneous:

An Arkansas marriage license is valid for sixty (60) days. It must be returned used or unused, within 60 days to the County Clerk's Office where you applied for recording or a $100 Bond will be executed against all applicants.

Copy of Arkansas Certificate of Marriage:

Division of Vital Records
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 661-2726
Fax: (501) 663-2832

PLEASE NOTE:

State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to update@usmarriagelaws.com.  Please include the state and county information.

Arkansas County Clerk's Office

Arkansas County Clerks
Stuttgart, AR
870.673.7311


Ashley County Clerk
Hamburg, AR
870.853.2020


Baxter County Clerk
Mountain Home, AR
870.425.3475


Benton County Clerk
Bentonville, AR
501.271.1013


Boone County Clerk
Harrison, AR
870.741.8428


Bradley County Clerk
Warren, AR
870.226.3464


Calhoun County Clerk
So. Hampton, AR
870.798.2517


Carroll County Clerk
Berryville, AR
870.423.2022


Cleburne County Clerk
Heber Springs, AR
870.246.4491


Clark County Clerk
Arkadelphia, AR
870.246.4491


Clay County Circuit Clerk
Piggott, AR 72454
870.598.2813


Clay County Circuit Court
Corning, AR
870.857.3480


Conway County Clerk
Morrilton, AR
501.354.9621


Craighead E. County Clerk
Lake City, AR
870.237.4342


Craighead W. County Clerk
Jonesboro, AR
870.933.4530


Crawford County Clerk
Van Buren, AR
501.474.1312


Crittenden County Clerk
Marion, AR
870.739.4434


Cross County Clerk
Wynne, AR
870.238.5735


Dallas County Clerk
Fordyce, AR
870.352.2307


Desha Circuit Clerk
Arkansas City, AR
870.877.2323


Drew County Clerk
Monticello, AR
870.460.6250


Faulkner County Clerk
Conway, AR
501.450.4910


Franking County Clerk
Charleston, AR
501.965.2129


Franklin County Clerk
Ozark, AR
501.667.3607


Fulton County Clerk
Salem, AR
870.895.3310


Garland County Clerk
Hot Springs, AR
501.622.3610


Grant County Clerk
Sheridan, AR
870.942.2631


Green County Clerk
Paragould, AR
870.239.6311
Hempstead County Clerk
Hope, AR
870.777.2241


Hot Spring Recorder Of Deeds
Malvern, AR
501.332.2291


Independence County Clerk
Batesville, AR
870.793.8828


Izard County Clerk
Melbourne, AR
870.368.4316
Jackson County Clerk
Newport, AR
870.523.7420


Jefferson County Clerk
Pine Bluff, AR
501.541.5322


Johnson County Clerk
Clarksville, AR
501.754.3967


Lafayette County Clerk
Lewisville, AR
870.921.4633


Lawrence County Clerk
Walnut Ridge, AR
870.886.1111


Lee County Circuit Court
Mariana, AR
870.295.7715


Lincoln County Circuit Clerk
Star City, AR
870.628.5114


Logan County Circuit Clerk
Paris, AR
501.963.2618


Lonoke County Clerk
Lonoke, AR
501.676.2368


Madison Circuit Clerk
Huntsville, AR
501.738.2747


Marion County Clerk
Yellville, AR
870.449.6226


Miller County Circuit Clerk
Texarkana, AR
870.774.4501


Mississippi County Circuit Clerk
Blytheville, AR
870.762.2411


Monroe County Circuit Court
Clarendon, AR
870.747.3632


Montgomery County Clerk
Mount Ida, AR
870.867.3521


Nevada Circuit Clerk
Prescott, AR
870.887.2710


Newton Circuit Clerk
Jasper, AR
870.446.5125


Ouachita County Clerk
Camden, AR
870.837.2220


Perry County Clerk
Perryville, AR
501.889.5126


Phillips County Circuit Clerk
Helena, AR
870.338.5505


Poinsett County Clerk
Harrisburg, AR
870.578.4410


Polk Clerk Of The Circuit Court
Mena, AR
501.394.8123


Pope County Circuit Clerk
Russellville, AR
501.968.6064


Prairie County Clerk
DeValls Bluff, AR
870.998.2314


Pulaski Circuit Clerk
Little Rock, AR
501.372.8433


Saline County Circuit Clerk
Benton, AR
501.303.5630


Scott Circuit Clerk
Waldron, AR
501.637.2642


Searcy County Clerk
Marshall, AR
870.448.3807


Sebastian County Clerk
Fort Smith, AR
501.782.5065


Sebastian County Clerk
Greenwood, AR
501.996.4195


Sharp County Clerk
Ash Flat, AR
870.994.7361


St Francis County Clerk
Forrest City, AR
870.261.1725


Stone County Clerk
Mountain View, AR
501.269.3271


Union County Clerk
El Dorado, AR
870.864.1950


Van Buren County Clerk
Clinton, AR
501.745.4140


Washington County Clerk
Fayetteville, AR
501.444.1711


White County Clerk
Searcy, AR
501.279.6203


Woodruff County Clerk
Augusta, AR
870.347.2871


Yell County Clerk
Dardanelle, AR
501.229.4404


 

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