In order to protect the health and safety of the public and our employees, Judge Jay A. Meyer and the Seneca County Probate Court announce that effective December 1, 2020, an appointment is necessary to apply for a Marriage License. Applicants must call the Probate Court at 419-447-3121 between the hours of 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment to obtain their Marriage License. To alleviate large numbers of people waiting in the Probate Court lobby, only the applicants are permitted to enter the Justice Center.
Applicants must appear together, in person, at the Probate Court between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on Monday thru Friday, except for legal holidays listed in the general information and complete the marriage license application.
Applicants may download this form and bring it with them:
Marriage Application Form Download
An ordained or licensed minister of any religious society or congregation within this state who is licensed through the office of the Secretary of the State of Ohio, a judge of the county court, or a judge of a municipal court may solemnize marriages. To verify if the person solemnizing your marriage is registered with the Secretary of the State of Ohio please visit: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/
Ohio residents must obtain their license in the county of their residence. At least one of the applicants must be a resident of Seneca County and the marriage must be performed in the State of Ohio.
Out of State residents must obtain their license in the Ohio County where the marriage ceremony will be performed. If both applicants are from another state but wish to be married in Seneca County, they must obtain their license in Seneca County.
A Photo ID and Birth Certificate are required for each applicant. Typically applicants use their Driver’s license, State ID, Passport or other Immigration and Naturalization Service ID for their photo ID. For anyone born in the State of Ohio, you can obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate at any local Health Department. For anyone born outside of the United States, all birth certificates must be translated. The translation must be notarized/certified.
If either applicant is under the age of 18, you should contact the Court for further information.
If either applicant has been previously married and divorced, the most recent certified copy of the final divorce decree or dissolution is required.
If a spouse is deceased, a copy of the death record is required.
The cost of the license is $50.00. Cash, checks or money order.
The license will be valid on the same day that it is issued and must be used within 60 days of the date that it is issued.
There is no blood or other tests required.
Providing the applicants comply with the above requirements the license will be issued on the same day as the application.