Marriage Licenses

County Clerk Shelli Miller has complied with the Supreme Court’s June 26, 2015 ruling to allow same sex marriages. All marriage licenses will be available in the County Clerk’s office Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. We ask that you arrive by 4 p.m. to allow time for end of day procedures which begin at 4:30 p.m. For your convenience and to save time an online application is available.

Rockwall County has been known for more than 70 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.

Apply for a Marriage License

The Marriage License online 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 Obtaining a Marriage License

Applicants must: Note: Marriage Licenses will be issued no later than 4 p.m.


The fee is $82. 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

Waiting Period

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 1 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.

More Information

  1. Shelli Miller

    County Clerk

  2. County Clerk

    Physical Address
    1111 E Yellowjacket Lane
    Suite 100
    Rockwall, TX 75087


    Phone: (972) 204-6300
    Fax: (972) 204-6309

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


    Most GPS and internet maps are wrong on our location. We are 0.3 miles east of Goliad/SH 205.