Marriage License FAQ
Where can I get a Marriage License in Kaufman County?
only location to have a Marriage License issued from the Courthouse in the
Clerk's office, located in Kaufman, TX.
Can I come anytime to the Clerk's office
and get a License?
the License is a time consuming process, the Clerk's office requests that you
arrive anytime between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. You should
expect to be here about 30 minutes.
Can we get married outside of Texas with a Texas
Yes, most states
accept Texas Marriage Licenses, though you should always verify it with the
State ahead of time.
Can I get a License if I was recently
divorced in Texas or Out of Texas?
Section 2.009 of
the Family Code sets forth that a license cannot be issued if either applicant
has been divorced in Texas
within the last 30 days; though the license can be issued on the 31st day after
the decree was issued. However, this restriction does not apply when divorced
spouses are remarrying each other, nor when the applicant has received a waiver
from a court and a record of the proceedings was made and preserved.
If you were
divorced in another state, the clerk will mark the 'yes' square on the marriage
license application and indicate in what state the divorce was granted.
Do we both need to appear to get an
Informal Marriage License?
Yes. An Absent
Applicant form can not be used with an informal marriage according to Family
Code 2.403 (a) (3),