ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS

NOTICE: This is only a list of the ADDED requirements for minors. All other laws, rules, and requirements for marriage license still apply.

Parental Consent is not required.

BOTH APPLICANTS ARE 17 YEARS OF AGE

  • The Juvenile Court files a Consent to Marriage for the Applicants.  After 14 days have passed, the Applicants must present a Certified Copy of the Consent to Probate Court.
  • A Pre-Marriage Counseling letter is required. This can be obtained through a licensed minister or a counseling agency. Note: If the letter is from a minister, it must be on the church letterhead or church stationary.
  • US Government Issued Photo ID and Proof of Age is required. If a driver's license is not obtainable, then other types of ID are allowed.

ONE APPLICANT IS 17 YEARS OF AGE

  • ALL OF THE ABOVE
  • The other applicant to be joined in marriage cannot be more than Four Years older than the 17 year old applicant.

*Acceptable documents for proof of age:

  • A copy of a birth record;
  • A birth certificate issued by the department of health, a local registrar of vital statistics, or other public office charged with similar duties by the laws of another state, territory, or country;
  • A baptismal record showing the person's date of birth;
  • A passport;
  • A license or permit to operate a motor vehicle as defined under section 4501.01 of the Revised Code;
  • Any government- or school-issued identification card showing the person's date of birth;
  • An immigration record showing the person's date of birth;
  • A naturalization record showing the person's date of birth;
  • A court record or any other document or record issued by a governmental entity showing the person's date of birth.