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PLEASE BE ADVISED: All persons entering the Courthouse must do so through the new building entrance on Monroe Street.

Information for Applying For A Marriage License

This site allows you to submit information for "ON-LINE" marriage application to the Monroe County Orphans’ Court, Marriage License Office. Your application is NOT complete until you appear in the office of the Orphans Court, Marriage License Bureau with the required documents and fee.  

Schedule an appointment

If you plan on getting married in the next 60 days 

Once you have applied for a marriage license on-line, call (570)-517-3385 to schedule an appointment.

Clerk of Orphans Court
Monreo County
610 Monroe Street,Suite 330
Stroudsburg PA 18360

Hours: Monday-Friday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

  *** Note: No marriage license can be issued to a couple traveling from one of the States on the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s no travel list.***

Requirements

  • Valid government issued ID (state driver’s license, passport, or military ID)
  • $40.00 fee. Cash or Money Order.
  • If you have been married before you will need a CERTIFIED COPY OF YOUR divorce DECREE with a Judge's signature, or a Death certificate. (this applies to ALL couples that have been previously married and divorce must be more that 30 days ).
  • Both parties should be aged 18 or over – June 2020.
  • Blood test are no longer required - June 1997
  • DO NOT APPLY unless you are within 60 days of the wedding date.
  • PA Consolidated Statute Title 23 requires a 3-day waiting period upon applicants' appearance in the Marriage License Bureau.
  • Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days from the issuance and may be used anywhere in the State of PA.

What are the fees for a marriage license?

Fees

  • $40.00 fee. Cash or Money Order.

Completion of Application Information

When you are ready to complete the application and submit to the county, click on the ACCEPT at the bottom of this screen. You can then begin entering your information. You must complete the information and submit it to the Marriage License Bureau OR save the information for a later time.

Important: Non-English speaking applicants, to ensure accurate applications, can make use of the court approved telephone translator service during the application appointment in the Courthouse. In addition all foreign language documents are required to be translated in English prior to application. If you require assistance with this service or the names of such providers, please call the Monroe County Administrators Office at (570) 517-3009.

Marriage License Disclaimer

Applicants are advised that persons who have been ordained over the internet may not be persons permitted to perform marriages in Pennsylvania. A recent Court decision held that persons ordained over the internet are not ministers as defined in the marriage law of Pennsylvania if they do not regularly preach to a congregation that regularly meets at a place of worship. You are advised to consult an attorney concerning the legality of such marriages.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: If you choose to be married by someone other than officiates specifically listed and authorized by Pennsylvania law, the burden of proof regarding the legality (or lack thereof) of your marriage will be upon you should future issues arise that requires a determination of the marriage's validity.

Effective January 1, 2006 COMMON LAW marriage is no longer valid in Pennsylvania.

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