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How do you get a marriage license application?

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Get a marriage license application either online or at the local city or county clerk office or the registrar office. Some locations offer online marriage applications, while others require it to be picked up at the clerk office.

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The city or county clerk office website provides information about fees, whether the application is available in person and what documentation is required for the license. In New York City, the fee for a marriage license is $35 as of 2015. Although an online procedure starts the application process through City Clerk Online, the couple still needs to visit the local city clerk office to fill out additional paperwork and have the licensed processed. Getting a marriage license in New York City requires identification showing the names and Social Security numbers of the couple. A blood test is not required in New York.

In Los Angeles County, the application is available online. After applying online, the couple must visit a local city or county clerk office within 15 days to pick up the marriage license. Both need to be present and show proper identification. Accepted forms of payment include an alien resident card, driver's license or passport. A public marriage license costs $91.

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