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How to Get Your El Paso Marriage License

How to Get Your El Paso

Marriage License

When planning your El Paso wedding, there are two must-have essentials. A great El Paso wedding officiant and, of course, your marriage license!

Not sure how to obtain your El Paso marriage license? We have the full guide here.

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Where Can I Get an El Paso Marriage License?

To get a marriage license in El Paso, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps. You’ll start the process online, and complete your application in person. 

There are three county clerk offices in El Paso where you can obtain your marriage license.  

However, the downtown office on 500 E. San Antonio St. is the most convenient. At the downtown office, you can begin your application online.

Obtaining your El Paso County Marriage License

Step 1) Fill out the online marriage license application

To begin the process, fill out the online El Paso marriage license application. This application is quick and easy to complete.

Step 2) Book your marriage license application appointment

Next, you’ll need to book your appointment to file your application. Use the online link to set up a time that both partners can attend the appointment in person. 

If your partner is active military and cannot attend the appointment, you do have the option of using an Absent Applicant Affidavit. For more information, check out our How to Get Married in Texas: The Ultimate Guide article. 

Step 3) Gather up your age and identification documents

Before you arrive at your appointment, you’ll want to make sure you have the appropriate documents with you. 

That means you’ll both need to prove your age and identity. That means bringing documents like your birth certificate, drivers license or passport. 

Step 4) Attend your marriage license appointment

Once you arrive for your appointment, the rest is easy! The clerk’s office will have your application, you’ll provide your documents and your marriage license will be issued.

Remember, you’ll need to wait at least 30 days before filing your application and hosting your wedding ceremony. Your marriage license is valid for 90 days.

Step 5) Get married! 

A great wedding ceremony begins with choosing the right wedding minister to hold your ceremony who is experienced and relatable.


Texas Wedding Ministers Couple looking into each others eyes in front of a forest and the sunset.
Reverend Glenn Coyle with Texas Wedding Ministers standing with a couple during their wedding ceremony
Texas Wedding Ministers couple standing under their arch, while the groom is kissing the bride on the forehead

How much does an El Paso marriage license cost?

The fee for a marriage license in El Paso County is $82. 

Thankfully, El Paso County accepts multiple forms of payment. You can pay with cash, check or money order. Should you prefer to pay with a debit or credit card, you will be charged an additional service charge.

How Do I File my Marriage License in El Paso, Texas?

Once your wedding ceremony is complete, you’ll need to file your marriage license. A reputable wedding officiant will often do that for you.

Do I Have to Get Married in Texas with an El Paso Marriage License?

No. Just because your marriage license is from Texas, doesn’t mean you have to get married in Texas. 

If you live in the El Paso area, you may be getting married in nearby New Mexico or another US state. Your Texas marriage license will still be valid. Check with your wedding planner wherever you are getting married for details.



Reverend Abel R Tamez Jr with Texas Wedding Ministers officiating during a ceremony while the couple is holding hands
Minister Patricia Medina with Texas Wedding Ministers talking into a microphone during a wedding ceremony
Texas Wedding Ministers couple posing with the brides hand showing off her ring on the grooms shoulder.
Reverend Tim Ball with Texas Wedding Ministers standing with couple as they sign their marriage license after the wedding ceremony

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