Marriage License are being processed by appointment only. Please continue reading for further instructions.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS:
Please click HERE to download an electronic copy of the Marriage License Requirements and Application
1. Enclosed is a Marriage License "Abstract of Marriage" form. This form must be
completed in blue or black ink. Applicant 1 must legibly complete all the information on
under "Applicant 1" then sign (cursive) at the X on the bottom of the page on the left
side. Applicant 2 must legibly complete all the information under "Applicant 2" then
sign (cursive) at the X on the bottom of the page on the right side. If the Court cannot
read your written responses on the Application, then it will be returned to you and may
delay issuance of your marriage license. Completed form must be returned to the
Columbiana County Probate Court with the following attachments:
2. The following documents for BOTH applicants must be included with the
a. copy of photo identification for both Applicants (valid driver's license or
state issued identification card). If the Applicant does not have photo
identification, they must include a certified copy of their birth certificate.
b. evidence of current address if not on identification for BOTH Applicants
(for example: copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or payroll stub with a
current date, the Applicant's name, and current address)
c. current telephone number for BOTH applicants
d. Copy of social security cards for BOTH applicants
e. If either applicant has previously been married, they must enclose a
certified copy of their final divorce decree (raised Court seal). If their
former spouse is deceased, the applicant must provide a certified copy of
the spouse's death certificate.
f. Cost of marriage license application is $55.00. You must submit a
cashiers check or money order payable to "Columbiana County Probate
Court" with your application. NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR CASH
WILL BE ACCEPTED!
3. Return the completed application package to:
Columbiana County Probate Court
105 S. Market Street
Lisbon, Ohio 44432
4. Once your application package has been received by the Probate Court it will be
reviewed by a Deputy Clerk. If the application is in order, both applicants will receive
notice f rom the Court of the date and time scheduled for your marriage license
5. Applicants MUST appear at the Columbiana County Probate Court, 105 S Market
Street, Lisbon, Ohio with proper photo identification, on the date and time scheduled to
complete the application process. At that time, both Applicants will be placed under oath
and a Deputy Clerk will review the application, and each Applicant's responses. Please
review your written responses prior to mailing your application to make sure all
responses are true and complete. Each Applicant will be required to verbally confirm
that all the information is correct. In the event Applicant #1 or #2 fails to appear, your
documents will be returned and the marriage license will not be issued. You would then
need to begin the process again. No children or other family members will be permitted
to appear with the Applicants.
6. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR FOR YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT
AND THE LICENSE IS NOT COMPLETED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF YOUR
SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT YOUR $55.00 LICENSE FEE WILL BE
7 . Your license is effective immediately upon issue and is effective for a period of
sixty (60) days. If you are not married within that sixty day period, your license is no
longer valid and you would need to begin the process again.
8. Your marriage ceremony can be performed by any minister who is licensed
through the Secretary of State of Ohio to perform marriages in Ohio or any Village of
City Mayor. Columbiana County Judges do not perform marriages.
9. Once the Court has received a completed, valid return from the person who
performed the ceremony, the parties may purchase certified copies of their marriage
record for $2.00 each, cash or money order.