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Marriage Records

Prices effective 1/1/14 - Marriage Licence $82.00, Informal License $47.00, Certified Copy $8.00 (Johnson County only).

Marriage License Applications are accepted at the County Clerk's Office at the Historic Courthouse at 2 N. Main St. Room 128 in Downtown Cleburne (817-202-4000 x 1633), or at the Burleson Sub-Courthouse at 247 Elk Drive Room 103 in Burleson (817-202-4000 x 1726).

Applicants should be at least 18 years of age, present a valid government-issued picture ID, and be able to provide their social security number.

Applicants 16-17 must have judicial approval or parental consent.  Under age 16 requires judicial approval.

Applicants must have been divorced more than 30 days or provide a court waiver unless divorced from each other.

Both applicants will appear in person, exceptions apply.  (Absent Applicant Information - see download link at bottom of this page)

Effective September 1, 2013, marriage by proxy will be available only to members of the US armed forces stationed in another country in support of combat or another military operation and unable to attend the ceremony.

72-hour waiting period for ceremony exists after license is issued unless Applicant is active-duty military, Department of Defense employee or contractor, has a court waiver or has an approved premarital education course completion certificate.

License will expire if unused before the 90th day after the application has been issued.  If expired, a new application must be purchased before the ceremony.

Standard fee is $82.00 cash/money order or $86.10 debit/credit card.  Informal License is $47.00 cash/money order or $49.35 debit/credit card.  No personal checks accepted.

"Twogether in Texas" graduates receive $60 discount on Marriage License.  Go to www.twogetherintexas.com for more information or download flyer at bottom of page.

To download a copy of the premarital education handbook "When You Get Married" provided by the Office of Attorney General under the Texas Family Code Section 2.014, please click the download link at the bottom of this page. (34.8MB, pdf format, Adobe Reader required.)

To download a copy of HIV/AIDS information fact sheet as prepared by the Texas Department of State Health Services, please click the download link at the bottom of this page.


OBTAINING A COPY OF A MARRIAGE LICENSE

Licenses purchased in other counties are not available.  Please contact the county where the license was purchased.

If you are obtaining a copy, you will need to provide the following information:

  • 1. Full Name of Groom
  • 2. Full Name of Bride at the time she applied for marriage license
  • 3. The Year of the Marriage

Mail-in requests should be addressed to:

Johnson County Clerk-Vitals
PO Box 1986
Cleburne TX 76033

Please include your return address and cashier's check/money order for $8.  Please do not send cash in the mail.  No personal checks accepted.  If paying by credit card over the phone, please include a daytime phone number.


Office hours 8:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday
  
HISTORIC COURTHOUSE
Johnson County Clerk
2 N. Main St. Rm 128 
PO Box 1986
Cleburne TX 76033
(817) 202-4000 x 1633 

BURLESON SUB-COURTHOUSE
Johnson County Clerk
247 Elk Dr. Room 103
Burleson TX  76028
(817) 202-4000 x 1726

 All fees are due and payable at time of service.

•Personal checks are not accepted.

•Business checks are accepted with company information on check.

•Credit cards are accepted with a small 5% fee.

 

 
Forms
Marriage License Application
Authorized Persons to Conduct Ceremony
Premarital Education Handbook - English
Premarital Handbook - Spanish
AIDS/HIV Fact Sheet (English)
AIDS/HIV Fact Sheet (Spanish)
Affidavit of Absent Applicant Form
Affidavit of Absent Applicant Instructions
Twogether In Texas Info