How to Get Married in North Dakota

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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, North Dakota!

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, North Dakota!

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Application, ID, and Residency Requirement: Applicants do not have to be residents of North Dakota to marry in the state. Out-of-state applicants must apply for a license in the county where they will be wed. There is no waiting period after the marriage license is approved. The legal age to marry in North Dakota is 18.

A license can be applied for at the clerk of the court's office. Both applicants must be present to obtain the license. Applicants must also present a valid ID, such as a driver's license, birth certificate, passport or other government-issued ID. Applicants must also provide their Social Security numbers for the applications. A certified copy of a divorce decree is required for previously married applicants.

Under 18: In North Dakota, applicants ages 16 and 17 may apply for a marriage license with consent from parents or guardians. Anyone younger than 16 may not get married in North Dakota.

How Much a Marriage License Cost?: Currently North Dakota charges $65 for a marriage license by CASH or PERSONAL CHECK only.

Officiants: Judges, ordained members of the gospel, priests, and other religious officials may preside over weddings in North Dakota.

Valid: In North Dakota, a marriage license is good throughout the state for 60 days after it is issued.

Equality Rights: Same sex marriage is legal in North Dakota.

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 North Dakota?