Marriage licenses are issued in the County Clerk's office. Both bride and groom must appear together. 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.
KRS 402.010 states that no marriage shall be contracted between persons who are nearer of kin to each other than second cousins.
No waiting period or blood test is required prior to issuance of a marriage license. In Kentucky, the bride and groom must be present to sign & swear to the information on the application.
- Name and Address
- Date of Birth and Current Age
- Place of Birth (if in Kentucky, provide name of county; in another state, provide name of state)
- Father's Name
- Mother's First and Maiden Name
- Current Status of Bride and Groom (Single, Divorced, Annulled, Widowed)
- Number of previous marriages of Bride and Groom
- Occupations of Bride and Groom
- Race of Bride and Groom
- Whether Bride and Groom are related (First & Second cousins are NOT permitted to marry in Kentucky)
- Date of Marriage
You may view and print a copy of the marriage application and complete prior to coming to the clerk's office. Application must be signed & sworn before the county clerk issuing the license.