Need a certified marriage license for REAL ID?    Click on this link and you can request and pay for a certified copy online.  The fee is $5.00 plus the convenience fee determined by the credit card used.

Need to apply for a marriage license click  To complete the application come to the Covington location at 1840 Simon Kenton Way, Covington.

Office hours for marriage license is between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Both parties must appear together.

The license is valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and the license fee is non-refundable. The license must be used within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Filing Fees: The fee is $50.00

Age Requirements:

18 or older. Both parties must be present and need one of the following:

  •  A state Driver’s license or state picture I.D  OR 
  • Certified U.S. birth certificate (a passport, visa, or green card with picture-translated into English)

Under 18, per KRS 402.210, a license shall not be issued unless the parties get a court order from Family Court or District Court.

Information Required:

  • Name & address
  • Date of birth & age
  • Place of Birth (If in KY give county, in another state give state)
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s first & maiden name
  • Current status of each party (Single, Divorced, Annulled, Widowed)
  • Number of previous marriages of each party
  • Occupations of each party
  • Race of each party
  • Whether parties are related
  • Date of marriage

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

The fee for a certified copy is $5 by mail.  Online requests require a credit card, so the fee is $5.00 plus the convenience fee determined by the credit card used.


by Mail:   Send written notice to:

Kenton County Clerk’s Office
1840 Simon Kenton Way (P.O. Box 1109)
Covington, KY 41011

Include the following information:

First Party/Bride’s maiden name
Second Party/Groom’s name
Date of marriage (year).