Both Applicants Must Have:
A photo identification issued by a government agency either a drivers license, government identification or a passport.
You will need to know the place of birth and name at birth of your mother and father.
You may complete your application in advance online through our Court Manager website. Once you have completed your application you will be prompted to schedule your appointment. If you need additional information please call 770-716-4220.
The cost of the license is $76.00 unless the couple has completed a six hour qualifying premarital education program and then the cost for the couple is $36.00. To qualify, the premarital education must be performed by: a professional counselor, social worker, or marriage and family therapist; a psychiatrist or psychologist; or an active member of the clergy.
WE ACCEPT MONEY ORDERS, CREDIT* OR DEBIT* CARDS.
Pursuant to Georgia law any minister, judge, city recorder, magistrate or other person authorized to serve as an officiant for marriage may complete the license and solemnize the marriage. It is up to the parties to locate and obtain the services of an officiant who will complete the license, deem the parties marriead and return the completed license to the Probate Court. There is a distinction between the solemnization of a marriage and wedding ceremony.
There is no required use of any particular officiant for either solemnization or a wedding ceremony. Also there is no designated source for these services in any department within the county even though some county officials may perform this service if they are available during business hours.
The following judeges may be willing to perform a wedding ceremony after regular business hours. If you are interested in such a ceremony you may contact:
Judge Sharon Pierce: 770-461-2340
Judge James Dalton: 678-467-6881
Judge Jason Thompson: 770-716-4270
Judge Alisha Thompson: 404-309-0556
MONEY ORDERS ONLY FOR CERTIFIED COPIES
Fayette County Administration
140 Stonewall Avenue West
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214