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Marriage License Information 

To Apply for a Marriage License; fill out a Marriage Application for both parties and bring it to the Burlington Office – Real Estate Department at 2950 Washington Street Burlington KY 41005 during normal business hours. *NO APPOINTMENT NECCESSARY*

    • Both parties must appear together
    • Present a valid form of ID
    • $50.00 for the license
    • The license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and the license fee is non-refundable.
    • The license MUST be used within the State of Kentucky.

Valid Form of Identification
18 or older. Both parties must be present and need one of the following:

    • Any State Driver’s License or State Picture I.D 
    • Certified U.S. birth certificate
    • Passport, Visa, or Green card with a picture & translated into English

Under 18, per KRS 402.210, a license shall not be issued unless the parties get a court order from Family Court or District Court.

Solemnization of Marriage:
There are no residency or licensing requirements applicable to ministers or priests who wish to perform marriages in Kentucky.

Marriages shall be solemnized only by Clergy, Justices, and Judges of the Court of Justice; retired Justices and Judges of the Court of Justice, except those removed for cause or convicted of a felony; County Judge/Executives; such Magistrates and Fiscal Court Commissioners as the Governor or the County Judge Executive authorizes, and certain religious societies.

At least two people, in addition to the parties and the person solemnizing the marriage, must be present at every marriage.

To Obtain a Copy/Certified Copy of a Marriage License

By Mail: Boone County Clerk; Real Estate Dept. – P. O. Box 874 Burlington KY 41005
Regular mail copy $.50 | Certified Copy $5
Please include;

Bride’s first & maiden last name
Groom’s first & last name
Date of marriage (year)

By Email: Please fill out Marriage License Request and email it to [email protected]
Regular email copy $2 | Certified Copy $5

In Person: Boone County Clerk’s Office Real Estate Dept. 2950 Washington St. Burlington KY 41005
Regular Copy $.50 | Certified Copy $5

All Major Credit Cards, Cash, Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, Money Order and Personal Check (county residents).

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