To get married in Tennessee you must obtain a marriage license. You do not have to be
a resident of Tennessee but both parties must appear and you both will need the
1. Proof of Social Security Number (Social Security Card or Driver License
2. Between the ages of 18 and 20 - State certified birth certificate
3. Age 21 and over - A picture ID is required for verification.
You may obtain your license Monday thru Friday at the following locations in our area.
The cost is $97.50 in Tennessee and $36.00 in Mississippi. Offices are closed on some
Shelby County Clerk's Offices (901) 222-3015
1075 Mullins Station Road, Memphis 9am -5:15pm(open)
4836 Navy Road, Millington 8am - 4:15pm (open)
Fayette County Clerk's Office (901) 465-5213 (Open)
16755 Highway 64 #101
Desoto County Circuit Clerk (662) 469-8350
2535 Highway 51 South, Room 200
Hernando, MS 38632
If you are a resident of Mississippi (only one of you is required to be a resident) and are
coming to Memphis to get married, we recommend that you get your license in Hernando,
Desoto County as other Mississippi circuit clerks will not allow you to use it in
Tennessee. The cost is $36.00.
To obtain a marriage license in Desoto County, MS, both applicants must appear and:
1. Proof of age is required in the form of drivers license, ID, passport or birth certificate.
2. If either applicant has been married before they must know the date the last marriage
ended. If the divorce was within the last 6 months a copy of the divorce decree is
required. 3. Applicants under the age of 21 need parental consent.
The Circuit clerk only issues the marriage license. Judges do not perform ceremonies in
Crittenden County Clerk (870) 739-4434
100 Court Street, Marion, AR
We do not do weddings in Arkansas but you may bring your Arkansas marriage license to
Shelby County, TN if obtained in Crittenden County. Officiants must be registered with
the clerk to perform marriages for couples who have an Arkansas license. Rev. Shirley is
registered with the Crittenden County Clerk and can legally perform your ceremony.
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