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