The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a provision in the Marriage Act that recognizes a marriage performed without officiating clergy. This is referred to as a self-uniting license. Two witnesses are required. You must inform the clerk at the Register of Wills office that you want a self-uniting license at the time you apply.
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Please send both married parties names on marriage application, year of marriage, $10 fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Register of Wills or stop in the Register of Wills office.
Yes, please make sure you have a valid form of photo identification. You do not need photo identification for a certified copy of a marriage license.
You must get your license in the State or country where the marriage will take place. Travel agents might be able to provide you more information based on your travel. We recommend you request translated certified copies before you leave the location.
No. Your marriage will never be registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or by an County of the Commonwealth. You should be certain to get a certified copy of your marriage license from the state or country where it took place. This will be necessary for Social Security purposes and perhaps your employer.
No. In Pennsylvania, all records of marriage licenses are maintained in the county where you applied for the license. This is true even if you applied in Washington County, but were married in another county of the Commonwealth.
The laws of Pennsylvania state that you can apply in any county of the Commonwealth and use the license in any other county of the Commonwealth.
No. but read the policy concerning officiants of marriages in the Commonwealth.
This question should be referred to an attorney. Common Law ended 01/01/2005.
Age 18. Until then the person is considered a minor and needs parental permission to marry. If the person is between 14 and 16, Court permission is also required to apply for a marriage license.
The 1996 Federal Welfare Reform Act and the Commonwealth of PA Act 98-127 require the Social Security Number of an individual who has one on any application for a marriage license.
Law does not permit us to take the application.
Provision is made for this in the law. The application is taken and the license is issued.
The social security number is available only to this office. It does not appear on the application, or any public documents in this office.