Important News for Engaged Arizona Couples! / by Laurie Cohen

Just a quick note tonight to remind all you Fall and Winter Arizona Wedding couples to get your marriage licenses and avoid the lines.  With the recent news about the imminent change in Arizona Marriage Equality, we are planning for the best!  And when gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona, it will mean long lines at the County Courthouse.  It will be really amazing to be a part of history, but you may want to be prepared. The Office of the Clerk has a posted list of locations where you can obtain a marriage license.  Justice Court locations require you pay by money order. We suggest you contact your location to see if there are any special requirements.  When you complete the paperwork and show your proper identification, you will be given your license.  You can obtain your license up to a year before you get married. Your license will expire after one year.  After your wedding, your officiant has 30 days to return the signed license back to the court in the pre-addressed envelope provided.  

And if you want to avoid the lines, get your license now, before the rush!

Check the Clerk of Court website for more information on getting your marriage license in Maricopa County.