Catoosa County Probate Court
Marriage
Licenses


With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly good I thee endow.

Residency Requirement.
If one of the parties is a resident of Georgia, the license can be issued in any county.  If neither party is a resident of Georgia, the license must be issued in the county in which the marriage ceremony is to be performed.

Application.
A marriage license is issued based upon a written application made by the applicants, verified by oath of the applicants.

No blood test required.

Surname.
The applicants must designate on the application the legal surname that will be used after the marriage. An applicant may choose his or her given surname or his or her surname as changed by order of the superior court, the surname from a previous marriage, the spouse's surname, or a combination of the spouse's surname and the applicant's given or changed surname or surname from a previous marriage.

Legal Requirements.
The parties must be of sound mind, must have no living spouse from an undissolved prior marriage, and must not be related in a degree prohibited by law. If the parties are at least 18 years of age, they may apply without parental consent. If either or both parties are less than 18 years of age, but at least 16 years of age, the parties may apply only with parental consent of the underage party or parties. Under 18 years of age both parents must sign,doesn't matter if female is pregnant or not. All applicants under the age of 18 mush have parents signature. If parents are divorced, the parent that has legal custody must bring divorce papers and papers where they were awarded custody in order for them to sign. No license issued under 16 years of age.

Persons related by blood or marriage, falling within the following relationships may not be married in Georgia: (1) father and daughter or stepdaughter, (2) mother and son or stepson, (3) brother and sister of the whole blood or half blood, (4) grandparent and grandchild, (5) aunt and nephew, and (6) uncle and niece.

Counties.
Check the individual county probate courts for more information concerning each court.