Staying involved in the small details can be difficult. There are so many other things that you want to worry about such as where you get married and what food will be served. Working with a wedding planner will ensure that you have this detail completed on your checklist.
The most important thing to never forget on your day is the marriage license. This is a quick checklist to know what to do and where to go, which seems so stressful. For those of you new to this process, listen up because it’s actually quite simple.
Marriage License Process:
- Determine if you want a Traditional or Covenant Marriage (see Covenant Marriage link below)
- Gather proper identification for both parties such as driver’s license.
- Both parties must be present at appointment. (see locations by county #5)
- Both parties must be 18 yrs old or older (If younger, the minor is required to bring a parent/guardian along with minor’s birth certificate)
- Bring fee in acceptable form designated by county.
Three Larger Counties
i. Maricopa County
ii. Pinal County
iii. Pima County
- Mail in your signed marriage license after your wedding ceremony (be sure to request 2 copies)
- Wait 4-6 weeks to receive the official license from the state before changing your name.
Note: Marriage license is valid immediately and up to one year. No blood tests are required.