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Marriage Requirements

An Overview for Galveston County

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You may obtain your marriage license in any county in Texas, but if you prefer to obtain it in Galveston County, this is what you need to know:

You will need to appear at the Court of the County of Galveston, Marriage License Department, located at 600 59th Street, Suite 2001, here in Galveston. The office is open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. You may reach the office by phone at (409)766-2200. A blood test is not required to obtain a marriage license.

  • $81 Fee
  • Payable in cash, debit or credit card (Master Card, Visa or Discover Card ONLY)

The waiting period in Galveston County is 72 hours for most people but exceptions for special circumstances can be found here.

You may take the 8hr online, Together in Texas premarital course to forgo the waiting period. www.twogetherintexas.com


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