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The Healthy Marriage Program provides voluntary marriage and relationship education skills. Through the Twogether in Texas website you can locate marital, pre-marital and relationship counselors and classes.

To learn more about qualifying for marriage education, enter your ZIP code, city or county in the “Search for Marriage Education Services” field and click search.

All Texans can use these services.

There are no eligibility requirements.

Couples who complete pre-marital education through one of the counselors listed on this website will receive a completion certificate that can be presented to a Texas county clerk for:

Up to $60 off their marriage license fee

Waiving the 72-hour waiting period

 


The Healthy Marriage Program provides voluntary marriage and relationship education skills. Through the Twogether in Texas website you can locate marital, pre-marital and relationship counselors and classes.

To learn more about qualifying for marriage education, enter your ZIP code, city or county in the “Search for Marriage Education Services” field and click search.

  • All Texans can use these services.
  • There are no eligibility requirements.
  • Couples who complete pre-marital education through one of the counselors listed on this website will receive a completion certificate that can be presented to a Texas county clerk for:
    • Up to $60 off their marriage license fee
    • Waiving the 72-hour waiting period

 

The Healthy Marriage Program provides voluntary marriage and relationship education skills. Through the Twogether in Texas website you can locate marital, pre-marital and relationship counselors and classes.

To learn more about qualifying for marriage education, enter your ZIP code, city or county in the “Search for Marriage Education Services” field and click search.

  • All Texans can use these services.
  • There are no eligibility requirements.
  • Couples who complete pre-marital education through one of the counselors listed on this website will receive a completion certificate that can be presented to a Texas county clerk for:
    • Up to $60 off their marriage license fee
    • Waiving the 72-hour waiting period

The Healthy Marriage Program provides voluntary marriage and relationship education skills. Through the Twogether in Texas website you can locate marital, pre-marital and relationship counselors and classes.

To learn more about qualifying for marriage education, enter your ZIP code, city or county in the “Search for Marriage Education Services” field and click search.

  • All Texans can use these services.
  • There are no eligibility requirements.
  • Couples who complete pre-marital education through one of the counselors listed on this website will receive a completion certificate that can be presented to a Texas county clerk for:
    • Up to $60 off their marriage license fee
    • Waiving the 72-hour waiting period

The Healthy Marriage Program provides voluntary marriage and relationship education skills. Through the Twogether in Texas website you can locate marital, pre-marital and relationship counselors and classes.

All Texans can use these services. There are no eligibility requirements.

Couples who complete pre-marital education through one of the counselors listed on this website will receive a completion certificate that can be presented to a Texas county clerk for up to $60 off their marriage license fee and waiving the 72-hour waiting period.

Marriage License Fees

Formal Marriage License without Class $77**

Formal Marriage License with Class $17(if you take the Two Together Class the $60 fee is waived)

Out of State Applicants $100

Informal Marriage License $42 (for couples that are living together but not legally married)

Certified Copy of a Marriage License $10 each


 

What is the age limit to get a Marriage License? 

18 years old*

How much does a Marriage License Cost?   

$77.00 **

Who needs to be present? 

Both parties need to be present

Can two people of the same sex/gender get married? 

Yes  (June 26, 2015 Supreme Court Obergefell decision recognizing same-sex marriage as well as the July 7, 2015 U.S. District Court DeLeon decision.)

When can we get married? 

There is a 72-hour waiting period after you purchase the license, unless you get a waiver.  

How long is the Marriage License good for? 

The marriage license is valid for 90 days. After 90 days it becomes invalid and you must reapply.

Who can marry us?  

Licensed or ordained Christian ministers, and priests; Jewish rabbis; persons who are officers of religious organizations and who are duly authorized by the organization to conduct marriage ceremonies; justices of the supreme court, judges of the court of criminal appeals, justices of the court of appeals, judges of the district, county, and probate courts, judges of the county court at law, courts of domestic relations and juvenile courts, retired justices and judges of such courts, justices of the peace, retired justices of the peace, judges of a municipal court, retired judge of a municipal court or judge or magistrate of the federal court of this state; and a retired judge or magistrate of a federal court of this state.

Is this license only good in Grimes County?  

No, this license can be used in any county and in any state within 90 days.   The license must be returned to this office in Grimes County to be filed within 30 days after the ceremony.

What kind of ID do we need to get a license?

You must bring two valid forms of ID such as a current driver’s license, ID card issued by DPS, social security card, valid passport and/or visa, resident alien card, or other government issued identification.

Do we need to bring a witness?

No witnesses are required to obtain a Marriage License

Where can we purchase a marriage license?

At the county clerk's office at 101 South Main Street Anderson, Texas 77830.  Office hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  Must arrive no later than 4pm to apply for a marriage license. 


*APPLICATION FOR LICENSE BY MINOR.

(a) A person under 18 years of age may not marry unless the person has been granted by this state or another state a court order removing the disabilities of minority of the person for general purposes. 

(b) In addition to the other requirements provided by this chapter, a person under 18 years of age applying for a license must provide to the county clerk: 

             (1) a court order granted by this state under Chapter 31 removing the disabilities of minority of the person for general purposes; or 

             (2) if the person is a nonresident minor, a certified copy of an order removing the disabilities of minority of the person for general purposes filed with this state under Section 31.007. 

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, Sec. 1, eff. April 17, 1997. 
Amended by: Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 934 (S.B. 1705), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.

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