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Marriage Licenses in Travis County, Texas

OBTAINING A MARRIAGE LICENSE

  1. The couple must bring the following documentation to the County Clerk’s office at 5501 Airport Blvd, Austin, Texas 78751:

    • Proof of identity and age (must be 18) using documents approved by state law. These may include an official copy of the applicant’s birth certificate, a driver’s license or state-issued identification card, or an approved document issued by Texas or another state, the United States, or a foreign government (i.e., passport, visa, military identification, etc.). For more proof of identity and age options, please call (512) 854-9188.

    • Social Security Number of each applicant (if the applicant has one). Applicants do not need to show a Social Security Card.

    • Note: If divorced, and the divorce was finalized within the previous 30 days, an applicant must provide a certified copy of the divorce decree which states that the 30-day waiting period has been waived. If a previously-divorced applicant wishes to use his/her maiden name, he/she will need to provide identification showing that maiden name (such as a certified copy of his/her birth certificate or a certified copy of his/her divorce decree that states his/her name is to be changed).

  2. The couple will complete a marriage license application and pay the $81.00 license fee, only cash or debit/credit cards are accepted.

  3. Reduced License Fee: The Texas Twogether Program Icon: This link will take you off of our website. allows applicants to waive a portion of the marriage license fee if they complete a premarital education course and provide a certificate that the course was completed not more than one year before the date of the marriage license.

    –OR–

    Fee Waiver: A member of the National Guard on federal active duty, or a member of the armed forces of the United States on active duty, who is preparing to be deployed to serve in a hostile fire zone as designated by the United States Secretary of Defense is exempt from marriage license fees.

GETTING MARRIED

  • You may ask the person of your choice, who is authorized under the laws of Texas, to conduct your marriage ceremony. (c.f. Tx. Family Code 2.02). The County Clerk’s Office does not approve or disapprove officiants, but, for your convenience, we can provide a list of those Judges in Travis County who conduct marriage ceremonies.

  • Following the ceremony, the person authorized to conduct the service must date, sign, and note the county where the ceremony occurred on the certificate.

  • There is a 72 hour waiting period from the date of license issuance. Couples wishing to marry before the waiting period must seek permission from a District Judge. Waiver forms are available from the County Clerk’s office.

RECORDING THE MARRIAGE LICENSE

After the marriage ceremony, the License Must be recorded (registered) at the Travis County Clerk’s Office.

  • The marriage license must be returned to the Travis County Clerk’s Office within 30 days from the ceremony date. Once the office receives the license, it will be copied and filed and the original will be returned to you.

County Clerk's News

Probate Division Has Moved

The County Clerk's Probate Division is now located at 200 West 8th Street, Ste. 140, Austin, Texas, 78701, in the new Probate Courthouse. As of March 24, 2020, the Travis County Clerk has modified operations and has closed all office lobbies in an effort to minimize face-to-face interaction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Probate Division conducts business via eFile, mail, telephone, and email during regular business hours. All documents that require hand delivery will be accepted by appointment only. Please call (512) 854-9188 to speak to a clerk to set an appointment or email your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information is available at the Probate Court website.

About Dana

Dana has always been inspired by public service. Her interest led her to obtain a Masters Degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and ultimately to run for public office. Since her election as County Clerk in 1986, Dana has devoted herself to bringing high ethical standards, effective and cost efficient management practices, the benefits of new technology, and high quality customer service to the office of the County Clerk. The Clerk’s Office has a wide range of responsibilities including the conduct of elections; the filing and preservation of real property records; and the management of civil, probate, and misdemeanor court documents.... Read More

5501 Airport Boulevard

 

Address: Mailing Address:
Nelda Wells Spears Building
5501 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX   (View Map)
Dana DeBeauvoir
Travis County Clerk
P.O. Box 149325
Austin, TX 78714
   
Hours: Main Phone: 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
(512) 854-9188 
   
Divisions at this Location:  
Elections
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Computer Resources
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Travis County Courthouse

 

Address: Mailing Address:
Travis County Courthouse
1000 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX   (View Map)
Dana DeBeauvoir
Travis County Clerk
P.O. Box 149325
Austin, TX 78714
   
Hours: Main Phone: 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
(512) 854-9188 
   
Divisions at this Location:  
Civil
Misdemeanor
 Records Management


   
Texas Public Information Act Requests
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Travis County Probate Courthouse

 

Address: Mailing Address:
Travis County Probate Courthouse
200 West 8th Street, Ste. 140
Austin, Texas, 78701  (View Map)
Dana DeBeauvoir
Travis County Clerk
P.O. Box 149325
Austin, TX 78714
   
Hours: Main Phone: 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday
(512) 854-9188 
   
Divisions at this Location:  
Probate



   
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The Travis County Clerk maintains the county's records, administers elections, and oversees legal documentation (such as property deeds, marriage licenses and assumed name certificates).


Main Phone Line: (512) 854-9188 | 24 Hour Voter Hotline: (512) 238-VOTE (8683) | Election Division: (512) 854-4996 | Misdemeanor Division: (512) 854-9440