How to Get Married in Utah

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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, Utah!

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, Utah!

How to Get Married in Utah

Application, ID, and Residency Requirement: You can apply for a marriage license at any county clerk's office (visit the Utah City and County page on the state's website for links to local government pages). There is no waiting period before you can get married. You will need the following to apply for a marriage license:

  • Both parties must be present at the time of application.
  • Full names, addresses and date and place of birth of both parties.
  • The social security card of both parties, unless a party doesn't have a social security number.
  • The names and birth places of the parents of both parties, including mother's maiden name.
  • Valid picture ID such as a passport, birth certificate, drivers license, or state ID card.
  • A license fee is charged in most counties, which includes two certified copies of the license. Note: Some counties do not charge a fee for the license, but do charge for the certified copies.

You cannot marry your first cousin, or anyone related more closely than a first cousin, such as an aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, parent or child, brother or sister. However, first cousins can marry if both are over 65, or, if both parties are over 55, if the court finds that they are unable to reproduce.

The following marriages are void in Utah:

  • When one party is married to someone else.
  • When a party is a minor, unless consent has been given (see above).
  • When a party is divorced, but the decree is not final.
  • When the parties are of the same sex.

Under 18: In Utah, you must be at least 15 years old to be married. If you are over 18, you do not need consent to get married. If you are 16 or 17, you need signed consent from a parent or guardian, which must be given in person to the county clerk before a marriage license will be issued.

If you are 15 years old, you need consent from a parent or guardian, and:

  • The juvenile court must approve the marriage, and must conclude that the marriage is voluntary and in the best interests of the minor.
  • The juvenile court may require premarital counseling.
  • The juvenile court may impose other conditions, such as requiring the minor to continue to attend school.

If you are under 18 but you have been married before, you do not need consent a second time.

How Much a Marriage License Cost?: In Utah, a license can cost up to $50.

Officiants: A minister, rabbi, priest, mayor, judge, county clerk, Native American spiritual adviser, the Governor, mayors, court commissioners and judges, as well as particular members of the legislature may perform wedding ceremonies.

Valid: In Utah, license is valid for 30 days.

Equality Rights: Same sex marriage is legal in Utah.

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.

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