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Marriage Licenses

Downloadable Marriage License Application

Downloadable Certified Copy of Marriage License Application


Please call ahead to make your appointment for your marriage license!!!

However, we will accept walk-ins!

Please call the County Clerk's office at (270) 887-4107, Marriage License Dept., to set up appointment. 


Kentucky marriage licenses are issued in the County Clerk's office. Both the Bride and Groom must be present to apply for the licenses. The license is valid for 30 days from the purchase date and the fee is non-refundable. THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY MUST BE PERFORMED WITHIN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY. The cost of the license is $35.50, we accept cash or check!!


You must be 18 years of age to be married in Kentucky without parental consent. Please be sure to bring your Driver's License or State ID (MILITARY ID'S CAN NOT BE USED) when applying for the license. Applicants 16 & 17 years of age must have parental consent, if parents are divorced and have joint custody then both parents must be present to sign. If parents are divorced and one has sole custody we will need a copy of the divorce papers signed by the judge stating which parent has sole custody.

The applicant 16 and/or 17 must be a resident of the county where he/she is applying for a license in the state of Kentucky. Be sure to bring a picture id, original birth certificate, social security card, school records (proof of residence). If both applicants are under age, then the application needs to be made in the bride's county of residence. No one under the age of 16 may be issued a license unless they are pregnant and have a District Court Judge issue a court order directing the County Clerk to allow an application to be processed.

There is NO waiting period or blood test required prior to issuance of a marriage license. In Kentucky, the bride and groom must be present to sign and swear that the information on the application is true.

Information Required

  • Full Legal Name (First, Middle and Last)
  • Social Security Number
  • Your Residence (City and State)
  • Place of Birth (County and State)
  • Date of Birth and Age
  • Mother's Full Name (First, Middle, Maiden and Last)
  • Father's Full Name (First, Middle and Last)
  • Current Status (Single, Widowed, Divorced or Annulled)
  • Number of Previous Marriages
  • Your Occupation
  • Race
  • Whether Bride and Groom are related (First & Second cousins are not permitted to marry in Kentucky)
  • Address & Telephone After Marriage

We do not perform ceremonies in the Courthouse, however we do have a Judge that will perform ceremonies. You will need to contact Judge Steve Tribble at 270-887-4100, in order to set up an appointment to get married. Ask how much he charges       (ONLY CASH PAYMENT) and if you need to bring your own witnesses.  Once you have set this appointment up, you will come to our office 30 minutes before the appointment time to obtain your marriage license.



Once you have been married and have filed your marriage license in our office you may get a copy of that license at anytime.  There is a charge for requesting a copy.  A regular copy is $0.50, and a Certified Copy is $5.00.  You may come to our office and pick up the copy or have one mailed to you. 

If you chose to have the copy mailed to you, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a small statement requesting the Certified Copy.  In the statement the following will need to be included:

  • Brides Name (including Maiden)
  • Grooms Name
  • Date of Marriage
  • Book and Page Number (If Known)

Mail this along with a check or money order to:  Christian County Clerk's Office, 511 South Main St., Hopkinsville, KY  42240.  You may also put Attn: Marriage License Dept., to insure it gets to our office.

Please make all checks or Money Orders out to: Christian County Clerk




2009 Christian County Government 511 South Main Street Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240 Phone (270) 887-4105 Fax (270) 887-4186

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