How to Get Married in Mississippi

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So, you've planned a lovely wedding, stayed within your budget, and and now you're ready for the actual getting married part of the process. But how? Don't worry, Tulle Nation, I've got you taken care of. Each week this year, I'll be sharing all the information you need to know to get married in one state in the United States. Today, Mississippi!

So, you've planned a lovely wedding, stayed within your budget, and and now you're ready for the actual getting married part of the process. But how? Don't worry, Tulle Nation, I've got you taken care of. Each week this year, I'll be sharing all the information you need to know to get married in one state in the United States. Today, Mississippi!

How to Get Married in Mississippi

Application, ID, and Residency Requirement:

  1. Both parties must apply together.
  2. Nonresidents are legally allowed to marry in the state of Mississippi.
  3. For all applications, the state demands a 72-hour waiting period.
  4. Both parties must present a valid I.D. (Driver’s License, Birth Certificate, Military I.D., DD214, Baptismal Certificate, Life Insurance Record, School Record, or any other official document evidencing age. The Clerk shall retain a copy on file.
  5. If either party has been divorced within the last six (6) months, a copy of the divorce decree is required.
  6. As of July 1, 2012, Mississippi no longer requires couples to obtain blood tests before marriage.
  7. If either applicant is under TWENTY-ONE (21) years of age, parental consent is required
  8. The license may be used only in the State of Mississippi.

Under 18: In Mississippi, a female applicant must be at least fifteen (15) years of age tand a male applicant must be at least seventeen (17) years of age to apply for a marriage license.

How Much a Marriage License Cost?: Marriage license fees in Mississippi are $22.00-25.00 CASH.

Officiants: Ministers, priests, rabbis, reverends, judges and members of Mississippi boards of supervisors can perform wedding ceremonies can officiate weddings in Mississippi.

Valid: Mississippi marriage licenses do not expire.

Equality Rights: Same-sex marriage is legal in Mississippi.

Name Change: Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed.

It is very important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

How many of you are getting married in Mississippi?