marriage-licenseeligibility-requirementsA person must be at least 18 years old, of sound mind, and have no living spouse from a prior un-dissolved marriage in order to be issued a marriage license.

If either person is age 17, there are additional statutory requirements. A 17-year-old may be issued a marriage license ONLY IF ALL of the following conditions are met:

  1. A petition is granted in Juvenile Court for Emancipation and a Certified Copy of such Order is presented.
  2. 15 days have passed since the date of the Order Granting Emancipation was granted.
  3. The older party to the marriage is no more than 4 years older than the younger party.
  4. Each applicant aged 17 has completed premarital education pursuant to O.C.G.A. 19-3-30.1