Marriage Certificate Processing Time

The processing time for marriage certificates can vary depending on the state where the certificate was issued. In some states, the process may take as little as a few days, while in others it may take several weeks or even months. It’s important to research the specific state’s requirements and processing times to ensure you receive your certificate in a timely manner. Some states may have expedited processing options available for an additional fee, which can speed up the process significantly.

Choose your state

StateCertificate typeStandard processingRush processingProcessing details
Alabama (AL)Marriage1 - 2 weeksNot availableSee all details
Alaska (AK)Marriage8 - 9 weeksNot availableSee all details
Arizona (AZ)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Arkansas (AR)Marriage10 - 17 daysNot availableSee all details
California (CA)Marriage10 - 12 weeksNot availableSee all details
Colorado (CO)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Connecticut (CT)Marriage12 - 13 weeksNot availableSee all details
Delaware (DE)Marriage2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
District of Columbia (DC)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Florida (FL)Marriage5 - 10 days3 - 5 daysSee all details
Georgia (GA)Marriage8 - 10 weeksNot availableSee all details
Hawaii (HI)Marriage6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Idaho (ID)Marriage2 - 4 weeks1 - 2 weeksSee all details
Illinois (IL)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Indiana (IN)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Iowa (IA)Marriage4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Kansas (KS)Marriage7 - 10 daysNot availableSee all details
Kentucky (KY)Marriage30 - 35 daysNot availableSee all details
Louisiana (LA)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Maine (ME)Marriage2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Maryland (MD)Marriage6 - 7 weeksNot availableSee all details
Massachusetts (MA)Marriage30 - 35 days7 - 10 daysSee all details
Michigan (MI)Marriage4 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Minnesota (MN)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Mississippi (MS)Marriage4 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Missouri (MO)Marriage12 - 16 weeksNot availableSee all details
Montana (MT)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Nebraska (NE)Marriage2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Nevada (NV)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
New Hampshire (NH)Marriage3 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
New Jersey (NJ)Marriage12 - 14 weeksNot availableSee all details
New Mexico (NM)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
New York (NY)Marriage20 - 24 weeksNot availableSee all details
New York City (NYC)Marriage6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
North Carolina (NC)Marriage13 - 15 monthsNot availableSee all details
North Dakota (ND)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Ohio (OH)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Oklahoma (OK)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Oregon (OR)Marriage10 - 12 weeksNot availableSee all details
Pennsylvania (PA)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Rhode Island (RI)Marriage6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
South Carolina (SC)Marriage4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
South Dakota (SD)Marriage2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Tennessee (TN)Marriage4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Texas (TX)MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
Utah (UT)Marriage3 - 4 weeksNot availableSee all details
Vermont (VT)Marriage10 - 20 daysNot availableSee all details
Virginia (VA)Marriage6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Washington (WA)Marriage12 - 14 weeks1 - 2 weeksSee all details
West Virginia (WV)Marriage5 - 20 daysNot availableSee all details
Wisconsin (WI)Marriage1 - 2 weeksNot availableSee all details
Wyoming (WY)Marriage3 - 5 daysNot availableSee all details