In Georgia, you must obtain a valid marriage license on your own prior to the ceremony from the probate court. Due to COVID-19, the Chatham County probate court is requiring couples to apply online and make an appointment. This process can take awhile and we encourage you to do this at least 30 days in advance.
You will need color photos of your government ID. If you have been married before, you will also need a certified copy of your divorce decree.
After the ceremony, we will sign your marriage license. In Georgia, only the officiant signs the marriage license and there are no witnesses required.
If you are a permanent resident of the state you can use a marriage license from another county in Georgia. Please check with them about any different procedures due to COVID-19.
Due to COVID-19 procedures, we will return the marriage license back to you after the ceremony for you to file on your own via mail. You will get your certified copy on 3-6 weeks.