Marriage Licenses

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.

  • The application fee for a marriage license is $83. 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.
  • Both parties need to be present when applying for a marriage license.
  • 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

  • If the individuals desire for a judge to officiate over the marriage ceremony, they must inquire of the courts on their own. The Clerk of the Court does not schedule marriage ceremonies for the courts. Here is a list of names of the individuals who perform wedding ceremonies:

    • Angelina Evans  
      Phone: 928-651-3228
    • Billie Capps  
      Phone: 928-322-3699
    • Carolyn Stacey  
      Phone: 928-651-4321
    • Cassondra Schechter  
      Phone: 928-225-9026
    • Marisella Pennington
      Phone: 928-965-0717
    • Richard Schermer
      Phone: 928-507-1285
    • Shane Jones
      Phone: 928-322-1188
  • In Graham County, marriage licenses are obtained from the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court, located on the main floor of the Graham County Courthouse, at:

    800 Main Street
    Safford, AZ 85546

    Regular business hours are:
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Phone: 928-428-3100
  • 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 if the person's prospective spouse is not more than three years older than the person and either: The person is emancipated; or the parent or guardian with custody consents to the marriage.  If the above requirements are not met, the Clerk of the Court's Office is prohibited from issuing a marriage license to a person under 18 years of age who does not meet these requirements.
  • There is no waiting period or blood test required. The marriage license will be issued the day of application.

Ordained

If you are ordained to perform wedding ceremonies and would like to have your named added to our list, please contact the Clerk's office at 928-428-3100.

Marriage License Copy

To request a copy of a marriage license you will need to contact the Office of the Superior Court Clerk at 928-428-3100. You should be prepared with names and dates if possible. Marriage records go back as far as the 1880s.

  • The Motor Vehicle Division and the Social Security Office may require a certified copy of the marriage license.  The fee for a certified copy is $30.00.