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n order to be married in the State of Ohio, parties must first obtain a license. Only the Probate Court can issue a marriage license. A marriage license is obtained in the county where one of the parties resides, although the parties can then be married anywhere in the State of Ohio. Both parties must be 18 years old to be married without parental consent. Each County may have other requirements for obtaining a marriage license so it is necessary to call the Probate Court in the county of residence if you have a question.

The following are the requirements for Pickaway County residents:

  • Picture Identification is required. (Driver’s license, passport, photo ID)

  • NO Blood Tests are required in the State of Ohio

  • Ohio Residents must reside in Pickaway County and have proof of residency. (Proof can be valid license, rent receipt or other proof as requested by Court)

  • Both parties must be over the age of 18 to apply without parental consent. Applicants under 18 must meet other requirements, according to the State of Ohio, prior to applying for a license and should contact the court for requirements.

  • Previously married applicants need a final decree of divorce, judgment entry, or order granting their divorce, dissolution or annulment from their last prior marriage. This paperwork must contain the following items: Case Number, date granted (not necessarily same day you were in court), and name of parties. If the divorce occurred in Pickaway County, the information can be obtained from the Clerk of Court’s office on the 2nd Floor of the Courthouse prior to applying for the license. If a previous marriage ended in the death of a spouse, a death certificate is required.

  • LICENSE IS VALID FOR 60 DAYS and can be used anywhere in the State of Ohio by Pickaway County Residents. Pickaway County residents marrying in other states must obtain a license in that state and should contact that state for their requirements.

  • Out of State residents MUST be married in the county where they obtain the marriage license. Both parties must be from out of state.

  • Cost for the application is $45.00. We accept cash, debit or credit card (MasterCard or Visa)

  • We issue marriage licenses Monday through Friday starting at 8:00 am and stop issuing them at 3:30 pm

Civil Ceremony Information:

For individuals seeking a civil ceremony, you are encouraged to contact:

  • Circleville Municipal Court: 740-477-3171

  • City of Circleville, Mayor’s Office: 740-477-2551

  • Or any other municipalities Mayor

Certified Copy of Marriage License
To obtain a certified copy of your marriage license, you may contact the Probate Court during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.  The cost is $2.00 per certified copy.

Please provide the Court with the following information:

  • Full name of both parties, including maiden names

  • Month, date and year of marriage