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Both parties must appear at Probate Court in person. Powers of Attorney are not accepted. Applications will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No applications will be accepted after 3:30 p.m.

Please bring with you the following:

1.) Proof of identification - either a valid driver's license, a state issued photo I.D., or a valid passport. If your address is NOT the same as it appears on your ID, you must provide proof of residence.
2.) $ 55.00 cash - no check or credit cards.
3.) If you have been married before and are divorced or have had your marriage dissolved, you will need a CERTIFIED copy of your divorce entry or dissolution decree with the raised Court Seal. Photocopies are not accepted.
4.) If your former spouse is deceased,you must provide a certified copy of their death certificate.
5.) If you have had a legal name change, you must provide a certified copy of the court entry changing your name.

If you have all the necessary documents, your license will be issued while you are at the Court and is valid for sixty (60) days.

Your license must be obtained in the county in which you reside, and is valid anywhere in the State of Ohio.

Out of state residents may obtain a license in Columbiana County, IF they are to be married in Columbiana County. The license is valid ONLY in Columbiana County.

If applicants are under the age of 18 they must have consent of BOTH biological parents and a letter from a minister or certified counselor showing that the applicant has received marriage counseling. If one parent is deceased, you will need to provide a certified copy of the death certificate. If one parent has sole custody of the minor applicant, you must provide a certified copy of the custody papers.

If the applicant is under 18, an appearance before the judge is required.


Approximately 7 to 10 days from the date of your marriage, you can call the Probate Court to inquire if the person who has performed your marriage has mailed the return to the Court. Once this has been received, you can order certified copies if your marriage record at a cost of $2.00 each.

If you have any further questions you may contact the Probate Court at 330-424-9516. Select option number 2 to speak with a Deputy Clerk.

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