Probate
100 10th Street
Government Center
6th Floor
Marriage Licenses & Weapons Carry Licenses:
(706) 225-4750
Estates, Guardianships, Billing, & Other:
(706) 653-4333
Please continue reading for more information on Marriage Licenses in Muscogee County

• Marriage License applications are processed on a walk-in basis only. Click the button below to start the application process online*


* PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL STILL BE REQUIRED TO COME INTO THE OFFICE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION AND PAY THE FEES

  • Please make sure you know all the application requirements and bring in all the required documentation (see below for all requirements and required documentation). If you do not bring all the required documentation to your appointment, you will be required return when all requirements are met.
  • If you have any questions, you may either call (706) 225-4750 or e-mail probatelicense@columbusga.org.
  • Once you are married, you will mail the original license back to the Court OR drop it off in the Probate Court inbox outside the office. Certified copies of your license can be purchased online for $10 each after we receive and record the license. Further instructions on certified copies will be given during the application process.

Requirements to Obtain a Marriage License

  1. Both parties must be present to apply.
  2. Both parties must be over 18 years old.
    • 17 year olds may obtain a marriage license with both proof of legal emancipation AND proof of at least 6 hours of pre-marital counseling by a licensed counselor. Also, the ages between the parties cannot exceed 4 years.
  3. Both parties must have proper, valid identification (Driver's License, U.S. Passport, or Birth Certificate and Photo ID).
  4. If either party has been previously married, bring a copy of the Final Divorce Decree or Death Certificate if spouse is deceased. (If you were divorced in Muscogee County, you can obtain copies of your divorce documents on the 2nd floor of the Government Center in the Superior Court Clerk's office.)

Cost of Marriage License - $56.00 OR $16.00 with proof of at least 6 hours of pre-marital counseling. Cash, debit or credit card (for an additional fee), money order or cashiers check (no personal checks). This does not include any certified copies.

Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses and Marriage License Applications are $10.00 per copy and can be purchased once the marriage has taken place and the original Marriage License has been returned to Probate Court staff for recording.

Acceptable methods of payment are CASH, DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD (for an additional fee), or MONEY ORDERS ONLY.

Getting Married in the Courthouse

In order to get married by a Judge at the Courthouse, you MUST already have your Marriage License. Ceremonies are performed at the days/times listed below:
Monday: NO CEREMONIES
Tuesday: 3:00 PM
Wednesday: NO CEREMONIES
Thursday: 3:00 PM
Friday: 11:00Am and 3:00 PM

**Please note that while we typically have a Judge available, these times are NOT guaranteed, and you should call the Court to confirm the Judges’ availability if you want to ensure specific date/time**

To Request a Certified Copy of your Marriage License

You may mail us in a written request for the certified copy. Please include:

  1. The date of marriage.
  2. The full name of both parties on the marriage license.
  3. A return address so we can mail the copy back to you.
  4. $10 money order (made payable to Probate Court) per certified copy.
Our Mailing Address is:
Probate Court
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, GA 31902

OR

Click the button below to request copies online:

Request Online
  • Copies will be mailed to you within 5 business days. (Note: No documents are available to print at home or be picked up in person.)
  • Credit card payment only
Click the button to request copies of your Marriage License online.

Contact

Physical Address:
Government Center
100 10th Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, Georgia, 31901
Mailing Address:
Probate Court of Columbus
P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, Ga, 31902
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday *
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
* We stop accepting applications for marriage and weapons carry licenses at 4:00 PM

The Probate Court of Columbus observes the holiday schedule approved by the Columbus City Council. Our office will be closed on City holidays. For a complete listing of City holidays, review the City's Holiday Schedule.

Phone Numbers:
Marriage Licenses & Weapons Carry Licenses:
(706) 225-4750
Estates, Guardianships, Billing, & Other:
(706) 653-4333

Acceptable forms of payment:
Cash, debit or credit cards (for an additional fee), money order or cashiers check. NO PERSONAL CHECKS.