Christian County, Kentucky
WELCOME TO CHRISTIAN COUNTY
Marriage Licenses

Please call ahead for information pertaining to the marriage license application process.  Our number is (270) 887-4107 ext. 4.

Marriage License Application

To begin the process of applying for a marriage license by submitting your application online click HERE.
A Kentucky marriage license can be issued by any County Clerk's office in Kentucky, regardless of what county in Kentucky  you are getting married in. Both the Bride and Groom must be present to apply for the license in Christian County. The license is valid for 30 days counting the purchase date and the fee is non-refundable. THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY MUST BE PERFORMED WITHIN THE STATE OF KENTUCKY.  After your marriage is performed you must return the completed (click HERE for an example) Marriage License to the County Clerk's office that you purchased it from to be recorded and to receive your certified copies.
In Christian County the Marriage License fee is $35.50 CASH OR CHECK (other counties fees may be different).

Age Requirements

You must be 18 years of age to be married in Kentucky without a court order. Please be sure to bring your Driver's License, State ID, or Passport (MILITARY ID'S CAN NOT BE USED) when applying for the license.
Applicants under the age of 17 cannot get married in the State of Kentucky, applicants that are 17 must provide a court order, per KRS 402.210. *

Procedures

There is NO waiting period or blood test required prior to issuance of a marriage license. In the State of Kentucky, the bride and groom MUST be present to sign and swear that the information on the license is true.

        Information Required
  • Full Legal Name (First, Middle and Last (you must use the last name on your Social Security Card))
  • Residence (City and State of where you currently reside)
  • Occupation (Your current Job)
  • Place of Birth (City and State, or Country)
  • Date of Birth and Age
  • Father's Full Name (First, Middle, Last, and Suffix ex. Sr., Jr., III)
  • Mother's Full Name (First, Middle, Maiden (Mother's last name at her birth) and Current Last Name)
  • Ethnicity
  • Social Security Number (If you have one)
  • If you have been married before & how last marriage ended (divorced, annulled, or widowed.  If never married you would put 0 & Single)
  • Gender
  • Signature
  • Whether Bride and Groom are related (KRS 402.010 (1))*
  • Address & Telephone After Marriage
*All KRS numbers can be clicked on to see the actual document.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET MARRIED BY JUDGE STEVE TRIBBLE YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT HIS OFFICE @ (270) 887-4100 TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT.  YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO INQUIRE ABOUT THE FEES (CASH ONLY), AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN WITNESSES.  ONCE THE APPOINTMENT WITH THE JUDGE HAS BEEN MADE YOU WILL COME TO OUR OFFICE 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT  TO PURCHASE YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE.
Once you have been married and have filed your marriage license in our office you may get a copy of that license at anytime.  There is a charge for obtaining a copy.  A regular copy is $0.50, and a Certified Copy is $5.00.  You may come to our office and pick up the copy or have one mailed to you. If you chose to have the copy mailed to you, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope or $2.00 postage fee, and a small statement requesting the Certified Copy.

In the statement the following will need to be included:
  • Brides Name (including Maiden)
  • Grooms Name
  • Date of Marriage
  • Book and Page Number (If Known)
Mail this along with a check or money order to:
Christian County Clerk's Office
Attn: Marriage License Dept.
511 South Main St.
Hopkinsville, KY  42240

PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS AND MONEY ORDERS OUT TO CHRISTIAN COUNTY CLERK.