How much does it cost to get married at the courthouse in DC?

The fee to apply for a marriage license in DC is $45.00 total ($35.00 for the Marriage Application Fee plus $10.00 for printing the “Certificate of Marriage”).

How do you get married at the courthouse in DC?

What do you need to get a marriage license in Washington, DC? To get a Washington, DC marriage license, couples will need to show proof of age with a valid driver’s license, a government-issued identification card or a passport to the Clerk of the Court at the DC Marriage Bureau.

Do you need an officiant to get married in DC?

Yes. DC is the only jurisdiction that requires marriage to be performed by an officiant authorized by the DC Court Marriage Bureau office.

Who can officiate a marriage in DC?

A minister, priest, rabbi, or authorized person of any religious denomination or society ($35 fee & application required)

Do you need witnesses to get married in DC?

Witnesses are not required for marriages using a Washington, DC marriage license. All that is needed for the marriage to be legal is the signature of the authorized, registered wedding officiant whose name is printed on your DC marriage license.

How do you elope in DC?

To get legally elope in Washington, DC on your own you will need to apply for your marriage license. In this amazing and diverse city, you can literally get married anywhere you wish completely on your own. Due to COVID-19, the Washington, DC Marriage Bureau is processing marriage applications remotely.

How long does it take to get marriage certificate in DC?

The typical way that couples request sealed certified copies of their marriage license from the DC Court is by mail with a money order. This process takes anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks, sometimes longer, and there are often issues with the court either receiving or processing these requests.

How do you elope in Washington, DC?

Where can I elope in DC?

Places to Elope in Washington DC

  • Union Station. The historic, restored, mixed-use train station and transportation hub may be the easiest outdoor elopement location in DC.
  • DC War Memorial.
  • Spanish Steps.
  • Fathom Gallery.
  • Old Stone House Garden Area.
  • Montrose Park.
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park.
  • Meridian Hill Park.