Completing an Absent Applicant Affidavit
The Affidavit of
Absent Applicant is used to apply for a Marriage License when one party
is unable to appear in the County
Clerk's office. It is
important that the Affidavit is correct and complete. Please read the
following instructions carefully.
The party who will
not be able to appear in the County
Clerk's office must
complete and sign this form in the presence of a Notary Public. All
blanks on the form must be filled in and all questions must be
answered with a circle around the correct answer. The names of both parties
must be printed exactly as they appear on the identification that will be
used to obtain the Marriage License.†
This person (proxy) need not be present to apply for the license, but
they must appear at the ceremony. The Notary must sign and seal the
affidavit. The party who is able to appear must come to the County
Clerk's office at
least 72 hours, but not more than 90 days prior to the wedding. They must
present Affidavit and 2 of the following IDís.
- The completed and notarized Affidavit of Absent
- †An acceptable
form of identification for both parties that states the correct name and
date of birth of each applicant. This may include any two of the
- Certified Copy of Birth Certificate (No Xerox Copies)
- State Issued ID Card
- Valid Passport
- Driver's License or copy of Driver's License, if the
original License is unavailable.
- Military ID Card or copy of
Military ID Card, if the original ID is unavailable.
circumstances will the Clerk's office accept an altered document as proof
There will be a
cash fee of $82.00, which must be paid at the time the license is issued.
contact the County
Clerkís office at