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Hidalgo County Courthouse
100 N. Closner
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Marriage Licenses
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Marriage Licenses Department

County Clerks issue all marriage licenses in the State of Texas. (In counties in which branch officers or county officers are authorized by statute, the county clerk or a duly authorized deputy county clerk may issue marriage licenses from the branch office.) 

Hidalgo County Marriage License Requirements:
  • There is a 72 hour waiting period immediately following the date the license is issued.
  • The marriage license expires 90 days after the issuing of the marriage license.
  • Both applicants need to be present
  • Blood tests are not required

The following may be used for proof of identity and age:
  • Birth certificate
  • Driver's License
  • State ID
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Resident Alien Card
  • Border Crossing Card
*Note - Matricula Consular is NOT ACCEPTED
         *All documents must be original or a certified copy of the original document
  *We will not accept expired or mutilated documents

Social security numbers are required
The following may be used for proof of social security numbers:
  • Original social security card


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Please Note: All documents must be the original document or a certified copy of the original document; we will not accept expired documents.

Affidavit of Absent Application With Instructions 
Application / Instructions

Minor Applicants (16 years of age or older but under 18)
Minors must have an original or certified copy of their birth certificate that includes the parent(s) name(s). We do not accept hospital records. Parents must be present to sign a parental consent form. In cases of divorced parents, the parent with legal custody of the minor is required to sign the parental consent form and is also required to bring the final divorce decree signed by the Judge. Court appointed legal guardians must present the court order signed by a Judge. Parents are required to present proper identification.

Divorced Participants
There is a 30 day waiting period immediately following the date the Judge signs the divorce decree. If the Judge has waived the 30 day waiting period, the court order must be presented at the time of applying for the marriage license on the 31st day after a divorce. Former spouses may marry each other at any time.

Please download, read, and fill out the appropriate forms in order to obtain a Marriage License at our office. These forms are also available in our office, should you prefer to fill out your application when visiting the County Clerk’s Office.


Forms