Applying for a Marriage License

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Applicant Cannot Physically Appear in Person

Procedure when One or Both Applicant(s) Cannot Physically Appear in Person to Apply for a Marriage License

If, for acceptable reason, one or both of the parties to be married are physically unable to appear in person before the County Clerk, a marriage license may be issued by the County Clerk to the person solemnizing the marriage.

Acceptable reason includes proof of hospitalization, incarceration, or any other reason proved to the satisfaction of the County Clerk (FC Sections 426(d) and 502(d)).