Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses are recorded with the Bexar County Clerk's office. In order to apply for a license, both applicants must meet certain requirements and must present themselves in person at the County Clerk Marriage office in the Paul Elizondo Tower (101 W. Nueva, Suite 120). If one party is not available to be present, the other party or an adult representative may bring a completed and notarized Affidavit of Absent Applicant for Marriage License.

An informal marriage license can be obtained by a couple who has agreed to be married, and after the agreement, they live together in this state and represent themselves to others as married. An absent affidavit application cannot be used for the informal marriage license.

  1. Physical Address
    Paul Elizondo Tower
    101 W. Nueva, Suite 120
    San Antonio, TX 78205


    Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    (excluding County Holidays)

Additional Documents

  1. License Requirements
  2. Applying for a License
  3. Recording & Copies
  4. Getting Married

Marriage License Requirements

For full details on the requirements to receive a license, please review the requirements for a marriage license application in Bexar County document.

Requirements Summary

  • Both applicants must submit proof of age and identity by certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate, license, or document issued by the state of Texas or another state, the United States, or a foreign government.
  • Each applicant is required to present their social security number (if applicable).
  • The fee in cash:
    • Marriage License: $81.00
    • Informal Marriage License: $46.00
  • Applicants under 18 must present a certified copy of their court order "Removal of Disabilities of Minority" granted by the state of Texas or another state. (See Requirements for a Marriage License for full details.)
  • Neither applicant may have been divorced within the last 30 days unless they meet certain exceptions from this requirement.  (See Requirements for a Marriage License for full details.)
  • Additional requirements are listed in Requirements for a Marriage License.

For additional information, please call 210-335-2223.
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