Obtaining a Marriage License
In order to be legally joined in marriage in the State of Arizona, a couple must first obtain a marriage license from the Office of the Superior Court Clerk in one of the 15 counties across Arizona. Once a marriage license is obtained, it serves as a legal license anywhere in the state of Arizona for 12 months from the date of issuance. The officiator must be legally authorized to perform marriages in the state of Arizona. The following is a list of important information regarding the marriage license application process in Graham County.
In Graham County, marriage licenses are obtained from the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court, located on the third floor of the Graham County Courthouse, at 800 Main Street, Safford, Arizona. Regular business hours are: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can call for assistance at: (928) 428-3100.
The application fee for a marriage license is $72. This may be paid in the form of cash, credit card, debit card, or money order addressed to the Clerk of the Superior Court. Payment is due at the time of application.
Individuals must be 18 years of age in order to apply for a marriage license by their own consent. An individual in the ages of 16 and 17 may receive a marriage license with the written consent of one of their parents on the license application. An individual 15 years or less of age must have both parents’ written consent and court approval in order to be issued a marriage license.
Both parties need to be present when applying for a marriage license.
There is no waiting period or blood test required. The marriage license will be issued the day of application.
The detachable portion of the license which is completed and signed by the marriage officiator is to be returned to the Clerk’s Office for recording purposes at:
Graham County Clerk
800 Main Street
Safford, AZ 85546