Filing Fees: The fee is $35.50
18 or older. Both parties must be present and need one of the following:
16 or 17. Both parties must be present and be a resident of Kenton County and require ALL of the following:
Under 16. Need everything as age 16 and 17. Also the female must be pregnant and have a court order from the district court.
Solemnization of Marriage: There are no residency requirements or licensing requirements applicable to ministers or priests who wish to perform marriages in Kentucky.
Marriages shall be solemnized only by clergy, justices and judges of the Court of Justice; retired justices and judges of the Court of Justice, except those removed for cause or convicted of a felony; county judge/executives; such justices of the peace and fiscal court commissioners as the Governor or the county judge/executive authorizes, and certain religious societies.
At least two persons, in addition to the parties and the person solemnizing the marriage, must be present at every marriage.
To Obtain a Certified Copy of a Marriage License by Mail:
The fee for a certified copy is $5.
Send written notice to:
Kenton County Clerk’s Office
303 Court Street, Room 102
Covington, KY 41011
Include the following information:
First Party/Bride’s maiden name
Second Party/Groom’s name
Date of marriage (year).