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LUBBOCK COUNTY COURT HOUSE

REQUIREMENTS FOR A FORMAL MARRIAGE


Office Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F. To apply for a Marriage License, please go to https://erecord.co.lubbock.tx.us/recorder/eagleweb/myDocuments.jsp

to begin your marriage license application online.


Both applicants must be present


*Submit proof of identity and age
*Certified copy of a birth certificate if age 16-17 only;

18 and over present photo identification issued by this state or another state, the U.S. or a foreign government. (Drivers license, military ID or passport are acceptable forms of identification.) All documents must be current. We will not accept an expired document.
*Both parties must be 18 years or older (16-17 requires parental consent)
*Both parties must provide their social security number or state they have none.
*Both parties must provide all information as required on the application and as requested by the Clerk.
*Both parties must take the oath printed on the application and sign the application in the presence of the Clerk.
*If an applicant is unable to appear personally before the Clerk, any adult person or the other applicant may apply on behalf of the absent applicant. The person applying on behalf of an absent applicant shall provide the clerk a properly executed absent affidavit.
* Effective September 1, 2013 - A person who is incarcerated may apply for a marriage license using an ABSENT APPLICATION form. However, they MUST be present for the marriage ceremony. A proxy cannot be appointed.
*The cost of the license is $82.00 (no checks) and the license must be properly executed within 90 days.
*There is a 72-hour waiting period to get married. The 72-hour waiting period may be waived by court order. Active duty military are exempt from the waiting period.

"TWOGETHER IN TEXAS" PROGRAM

Couples completing a State Approved Pre-Marital Education Twogether in Texas Course may have the formal license fee reduced to $22.00 (no checks) and the 72-hour waiting period waived by presenting the state-issued Twogether in Texas course completion certificate when applying for the license. Please visit www.twogetherintexas.com to locate available classes.

"TWOGETHER IN TEXAS" PROGRAM

Couples completing a State Approved Pre-Marital Education Twogether in Texas Course may have the formal license fee reduced to $22.00 (no checks) and the 72-hour waiting period waived by presenting the state-issued Twogether in Texas course completion certificate when applying for the license. Please visit www.twogetherintexas.com to locate available classes.


I can help with the participation in these classes!  I offer an 8 hour (mandatory 8 hour) class broken up into once-a-week meetings.  For those pressed for time, I can arrange twice-a-week classes.  The purpose of the seminar is not to counsel, but to teach COMMUNICATION between couples.  It really is informative and helpful with great tools you can apply to everyday life!  Feel free to contact me for more info.