• 122 N Main St, Cleveland, GA 30528

  • Marriage License

  • If the bride and/or groom are residents of Georgia, the marriage license can be obtained in any Georgia county.  Out-of-state residents must appear in person to apply for the marriage license.  The Probate Court of White County issues marriage licenses and maintains those records for couples who are seeking to obtain a Georgia marriage license Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  (59 South Main Street, Cleveland – Suite H).   


    The license cost is $66, and can be paid in cash, money order or personal check (credit cards are not accepted by the Probate Court).  A discount on the cost of the license is available for couples that have completed 6 hours or more of premarital counseling.  A copy of the counseling certificate or letter must be presented on letterhead of the organization or qualified counselor. 


    White County Probate Court  also issues certified and plain copies of marriage licenses and applications for all marriages that were applied for in White County. 

    To Obtain a marriage license:

    • Applicants must both appear in person to complete the application for a marriage license.
    • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. (Certain circumstances permit underage applicants to obtain a marriage license. Call the White County Probate Court for additional information.)
    • A photo  identification issued by a state or federal government entity that has not expired, a certified birth certificate, or valid passport is acceptable for both applicants.
    • A divorce decree or death certificate from the former spouse is required from any applicant that has had a prior marriage.
    • At least one applicant has to be a resident of Georgia in order to apply for a marriage license in a county other than the county where the ceremony is to take place. If both applicants are nonresidents of Georgia, then the application must be made in the county where the marriage ceremony will take place.