Justice of the Peace 5-1

Marriage Licenses and Marriage Ceremonies

East Dallas Government Center – 3443 St. Francis Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75228
(214) 943-6980 Main • (214) 943-2871 Fax
Office E-mail: JP51Court@dallascounty.org
Hours of Operation 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
Se Habla Español


HB 2302 imposes a new $10 fee on all civil action or proceedings including counterclaims, cross-action, interpleader, and appeals. Most court costs/fees go into effect on January 1 the next year, but there is hidden language in this bill which states that 51.607 of the Government Code does NOT apply to this fee, and therefore, it shall be collected starting on the effective date of the bill, which is September 1, 2013.

Marriage licenses are issued during normal Court hours Monday through Friday.  Please link to:  http://www.dallascounty.org/department/countyclerk/marriage-license.php for information on securing a marriage license and to apply.  When you apply online you may bring your identification number with you to this location or you may use the kiosk located at the Courthouse to make your application.  Proper identification will be required as set out in the above link.

Wedding Ceremonies

Judge Ellis will be pleased to perform your wedding ceremony in accordance with your faith.  Ceremonies at the Courthouse are performed in English or “en Español .”  You may also schedule the Judge to perform your ceremony at physical locations other than the Courthouse, in English only.

For fee information and to make reservations for the date, time and place you will require his services, please call (214) 943-6980 or e-mail the information to jp51court@dallascounty.org.