Wedding Ceremonies & Marriage License Information

Marriage License Information

Judge Seider - Court Location

  • Judge Seider is located on the second floor of the new North Dallas Government Center:
    6820 LBJ Freeway
    Suite 2100
    Dallas, TX 75230
    * Southwest corner of the LBJ I-635 Freeway at Hillcrest Road – formerly the Brinker Headquarters *
  • Monday - Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Richardson Government Center on Beltline Road at Coit is no longer open.
  • OLD North Dallas Government Center on Marsh Lane at Walnut Hill is no longer open.
  • If you have questions about the court location or need further details

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.
  • 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.

Ceremony 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 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.
  •  If you have questions about the court location or need further details

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

Premarital Education Handbook – “When You Get Married” (Free)

Marriage Licenses – North Texas Counties

CountyAddressPhone NumberAdditional Information
Dallas CountyDallas County Clerk's Office:
Records Building
500 Elm Street
Suite 2100
Dallas, TX 75202
(214) 653-7099Marriage license applications must be completed online. 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.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment.

If you are more than 10 minutes late, your appointment may be cancelled and you will have to reschedule.
Collin CountyCollin County Clerk Main Office:
2300 Bloomdale Road
Suite 2106
McKinney, TX 75071
(972) 548-4185RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS - None.
Collin CountySatellite Office:
900 E. Park Blvd.
Suite 140-C
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 881-3025RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS - None.
Rockwall CountyRockwall County Clerk:
1111 E Yellowjacket Lane
Suite 100
Rockwall, TX 75087
(972) 204-6300Please 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 CountyIssued at various sub-courthouses around Tarrant County (817) 884-1550
Denton CountyIssued at various sub-courthouses around Denton County Both applicants must be able to visit the County Clerk’s office in person within 3 days of submitting your application in order to obtain your marriage license. After 3 days the application will be removed from our queue and you will need to complete your application again. Applications are also available to complete when you visit one of our locations. Electronic submittal of your application is not required.