Welcome to the Marshall County
Probate office

The Probate Judge, in Marshall County, is a county wide elected represenative of the people; responsible for the administration of the Probate Court, the Licensing Office, and the Public Records Office.

The Judge of Probate deals with a number of important life issues and touches persons residing in Marshsall County from "Cradle to Grave". We serve all residents of Marshall County.

"The Probate Court is the Court of the People"

The Judge of Probate is also the Chief Elections Official of the county, and serves along with the Sheriff and the Circuit Clerk as the official Appointing and Canvassing Board for all County, State, and Federal Elections, held in Marshall County.

Probate Judge: Tim Mitchell
425 Gunter Avenue Suite 110
Guntersville, AL
35976

(256)571-7764
(256)571-7732
probate@marshallco.org

Marriage License

UNDER 18

If a person is between the ages of 16 and 18, both parents are required to come in to sign permission. If there is only one presiding parent, then that parent must bring legal proof of divorce with full custody or a death certificate. Parents must show valid Driver's License or ID. According to Alabama Code 30-1-4, individuals under the age of 16 may not marry.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT

You do not have to be a resident of Marshall County or the State of Alabama to obtain a marriage license.

PREVIOUS MARRIAGES

You must provide the date of the last divorce. If you were divorced within the last six months, you may need to show a copy of your Divorce Decree. According to Section 30-2-10 of the Alabama Code, there is a sixty-day restriction on getting married after a divorce.

WAITING PERIOD

There is no waiting period in Alabama except after being divorced. Then there is a sixty-day waiting period after your divorce is final.

FEES

The fee is $73 cash for marriage license.

OTHER REQUIRED TESTS

No blood or medical tests required.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

A marriage license obtained at this office is valid for thirty days only and can only be used in the State of Alabama.