**Legislative Update - Effective January 1, 2014, the fee for a marriage licenses has increased from $72 to $82.**
***Rockwall County has been known for more than seventy years as the “Marriage Capital of Texas”. The actual Rockwall County marriage certificates continue to be sought after due to their elegance, heritage, and history.***
Search for Marriage License
Rockwall County Clerk Shelli Miller is committed to making historical records accessible to the public. We now offer a new and more efficient way of searching "Official Public Records" with our new Rapid Online Access Method website.
Apply for Marriage License
The Marriage License on-line application process is provided as a convenience for Internet users. We do not provide the technical assistance in the use of the Internet. If you experience problems in completing the application and/or DO NOT receive a confirmation number you must come into the Rockwall County Clerk's office to obtain your Marriage License. If you successfully completed your application and RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION NUMBER you must still come into our office to obtain your marriage license.
Requirements for Getting a Marriage License
A man and a woman applying must:
- both be present
- Show proper identification - Driver's License or Identification Card
- Know social security number
- Know city and county in which you were born
*Please note, Marriage Licenses will be issued no later than 4:00 p.m.*
Who is Eligible
Applicants should be 18 years of age or older with valid identification. Information on applicants under 18 years of age can be obtained by calling our office (972) 204-6300.
New! The fee is $82.00. A portion of this fee ($60) will be waived after attending a state approved 8-hour premarital training class. Information on this class can be found at: Twogether in Texas
There is a 72-hour waiting period from the time the license is issued and the time it becomes effective. The license is valid for 90 days after issuance.
Exceptions to the Waiting Period
Pursuant to Texas Family Code Section 2.204, 72-hour waiting period; exceptions, the marriage ceremony may not take place during a 72-hour period immediately following the issuance of the marriage license except when:
- An applicant is a member of the armed forces of the United States and on active duty with military identification.
- A judge waives the 72-hour period for good cause.
- The couple completes a premarital education course described by Section 2.013, and provides to the County Clerk a premarital education course completion certificate indicating completion of the premarital education course not more than one year before the date the marriage license application is filed with the Clerk. For more information on Twogether in Texas please visit Twogether in Texas.
Get information about verification of marriage and divorce records from the Texas Department of State Health Services.