Wedding Ceremonies & Marriage License Information

WEDDING CEREMONY QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION

LOOKING TO GET MARRIED? Schedule a wedding ceremony with Judge Steve Seider


  • Appointments - Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm -- $100 fee
  • “Walk-in” - as available Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm -- $100 fee
  • Weekends or weekdays after hours – fee to be determined and payable in advance.
  • Remote locations – as available, fee to be determined and payable in advance.
    • There are routinely multiple inquiries for dates and times and while “walk-ins” are welcome, scheduled appointments are always honored.
    • If you would like to check on an exact time or would like to schedule a ceremony

JUDGE SEIDER - COURT LOCATION


  • Judge Seider is located on the second floor of the new North Dallas Government Center – 6820 LBJ Freeway, Suite 2100 (southwest corner of the LBJ I-635 Frwy @ Hillcrest Road – formerly the Brinker Headquarters)
  • Richardson Government Center on Beltline Road @ Coit is no longer open.
  • OLD North Dallas Government Center on Marsh Lane @ Walnut Hill is no longer open.
  • If you have questions about the court location or need further details

DETAILS ABOUT COURTROOM – JUDGE SEIDER

Courtroom is on the second floor of the North Dallas Government Center

  • Gallery bench seating for 60 comfortably
  • Photo / Recording from multiple vantage points inside the courtroom
  • Windows floor-to-ceiling on two sides for natural light not often found in a courtroom

MARRIAGE CEREMONIES – JUDGE STEVE SEIDER


  • Ceremonies in Spanish or English by appointment or on a “walk-in” basis
  • Appointments - Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm -- $100 fee
  • “Walk-in” - as available Monday-Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm -- $100 fee
  • Weekends or weekdays after hours – fee to be determined and payable in advance
  • Remote locations – as available, fee to be determined and payable in advance

WEDDING VOWS / CUSTOMS / TRADITIONS


  • Judge Seider’s traditional wedding ceremony receives many compliments. It is common for several members of a family (or even generations of a family) to seek Judge Seider to officiate their marriage celebrations.
  • Judge Seider embraces the cultural traditions and customs that are often part of celebrating matrimony. Please feel free to request any special elements in your matrimonial ceremony.
  • Questions requests: (214) 904-3042 or JP32WEDDINGS@DALLASCOUNTY.ORG

WHERE DO WE GO WHEN WE ARRIVE?


  • If you choose to schedule the ceremony, upon arrival you can take the stairwell just inside the building entry to the second floor. There are also elevators to the second floor just beyond the stairwell.
  • Whether you take the stairs or elevator to the second floor, you’ll check-in at the main court counter which is through the double glass doors that are clearly labeled
  • While witnesses are not required, you are welcome to have guests. If so, please have your guests wait in our ample hallway that leads to the courtroom so we can best assure social distancing and safety for all.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TEXAS MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION


  • Both persons must be present and provide:
    • Valid government-issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include: Driver’s license, passport, military ID, or an identification card issued by Texas or another state, the United States or a foreign government
    • Social Security number. You are not required to show your social security card.
  • The name listed on your marriage license MUST match the name on your identification.
  • o Using Maiden Name On Marriage License - If you have been divorced and retained your maiden name in the divorce, but your identification has your married name, you must provide a certified copy of the divorce decree that states your name was changed back to your maiden name.

VALID TIMELINE FOR TEXAS MARRIAGE LICENSE


  • A Texas Marriage License is valid from 72 hours after issuance.
  • The license expires 90 days from the issuance.
  • The marriage ceremony may not take place during a 72-hour period immediately following the issuance of the marriage license except when:
    • An applicant is a member of the armed forces of the United States and on active duty with military identification; OR
    • Is not a member of the armed forces of the United States but performs work for the United States Department of Defense as a department employee or under a contract with the department; OR
    • A District Court judge waives the 72-hour period for good cause; OR
    • The couple completes a premarital education course described by Texas Family Code, Section 2.013, and provides to the issuing clerk a premarital education course completion certificate indicating completion of the premarital education course not more than 1 year before the date the marriage license application is filed with the clerk. (For more information on participating in the pre-marital training course please visit the Twogether In Texas website.)

TWOGETHER IN TEXAS


  • Reduces your marriage license fee by $60
  • Waives the 72-hour waiting period
  • Topics include:
    • Communicating effectively
    • Solving problems
    • Managing Stress
    • Supporting each other
  • For more information visit www.twogetherintexas.com

PREMARITAL EDUCATION HANDBOOK – “When You Get Married” (FREE)



MARRIAGE LICENSES – NORTH TEXAS COUNTIES

DALLAS COUNTY

  • Dallas County Clerk
    Renaissance Tower
    1201 Elm Street,
    21st Floor, Suite 2100A,
    Dallas, TX 75270
    Phone: (214) 653-7099
  • RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS - Only Dallas County residents, based on the address shown on applicants’ state issued identification.
  • Marriage license applications must be completed on-line. Once you’ve completed the application, you will be provided with an order number to book your appointment. Please make note of this order number, because you will need this number during the scheduling of your appointment. Marriage License Application
    • Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your appointment.
    • If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled and you will have to reschedule.
    • Because of the social distancing, our office will only allow the couple receiving the marriage license to enter the office.

COLLIN COUNTY

  • Collin County Clerk Main Office:
    2300 Bloomdale Road
    Suite 2106
    McKinney TX 75071
    Map
    Phone: 972-548-4185
  • Satellite Office:
    900 E. Park Blvd.
    Suite 140-C
    Plano, TX 75074
    Map
    Phone 972-881-3025
  • RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS - None.

ROCKWALL COUNTY

  • Rockwall County Clerk
    1111 E Yellowjacket Lane
    Suite 100
    Rockwall, TX 75087
    Phone: (972) 204-6300
  • “Please complete The Marriage License online application prior to calling our office to schedule a time for both parties to come in to finalize the application requirements and receive the marriage certificate. We do not provide the technical assistance in the use of the Internet. If you experience problems in completing the application and/or do not receive a confirmation number you must come into the Rockwall County Clerk's office to obtain your Marriage License.”

TARRANT COUNTY