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Getting a Marriage License in Galveston County



The Galveston Marriage license is a beautiful specimen. It is good for use in any county in Texas.  Always  check with your county for pricing and identification requirements.

In order tp obtain a marriage license, you need to go to the Court of the County of Galveston, located at 600 59th Street, Suite 2001, here in Galveston. The office is open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. You may reach the office by phone at (409)766-2207.

A blood test is not required to obtain a marriage license.

If you are over 18 years of age, there is no parental consent required. Acceptable form of identification includes an original or certified copy of your Birth Certificate, a valid Driver License, Military ID, ID issued by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas, a valid Passport, etc.

.If you are age 16 to 17, you must have consent of a parent, managing conservator or legal guardian or judicial approval. The County Clerk can provide a parental consent form.

Both parties must appear together to apply for a marriage license. However, a portion of the application process may be completed by filing an Absentee Affidavit if one party is unable to appear in person. License must be obtained 72 hours prior to wedding. Only a District or County Court at Law Judge can waive this requirement. An applicant who is on active military duty is exempt from the 72 hour waiting period. License is valid up to 30 days after date of issuance. License is valid in any county in Texas. License fee is $71, and must be paid in cash.



Marriages in Texas may be performed by:

  • a licensed or ordained Christian minister or priest
  • a Jewish rabbi
  • a person who is an officer of a religious organization and who is authorized
    by the organization to conduct a marriage ceremony
  • a Justice of the Peace, County Judge, District Judge, or retired Judge

If either person is divorced, he/she will need to provide the date of the divorce. (If the divorce occurred within the previous 30 days, the person must provide a certified copy of the divorce decree).

Couples living together as husband and wife may wish to make a matter of record their marriage without formality. Call (409)766-2207 for information concerning a Declaration of Informal Marriage.

Witnesses are not required.

Once you pick up your license, give Courthouse Wedding Chapel  a call at 281-803-9818 to arrange your wedding ceremony and save the date. We can also come to you and perform the ceremony at your venue.

Just Married! Unity Rose Ceremony for Michelle and Bobby at Christopher’s in Atascocita, Tx

michellebobbyBobby and Michelle were married in a Unity Rose Ceremony in Atascocita, Tx on  12/27/2014 by Chaplain Pat. The Ceremony was attended by close family and friends and was highlighted by the Rose Exchange which united not only the lovely couple but their children as well. A new family was formed in the Marital Community and we welcome them.  Italian cuisine and great calke topped off the night.

Congratulaions Michelle and Bobby1 We support you and wish you the best.for your future together!




Get Married on New Years Day at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel



Ring in the New Year with an intimate romantic wedding on New Year’s Day with a lifelong resolution to love, honor and cherish each other above all others.. We will be open just for you. The fee for our basic Civil/Spiritual Wedding is only $170.00 !! We also have a few slots open on New Years Eve! Save the Date now!


Just Married Desiree and Christopher at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel in Houston, Texas


Desiree and Christopher were married in a spiritual and emotional ceremony surrounded by family from both sides. Love and friendship was apparent between this couple and we wish them all the love and happiness throughout their Journey together. Many Blessings and Congratulations to you both.

Just Married Danielle and Quincy at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel in Houston, Texas

danielleandquincyDanielle and Quincy were married in an intimate Spiritual Unity Candle Ceremony at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel on the last consecutive date of the Centur. 12/13/14.  This highly anticipated event was concluded with ribbon wishes placed on The Wishing Tree by the couple and family.  Happiness and Many Blessings for you both now and in the future.   Congratulations!