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Marriage License

Marriage License

Marriage License Application Process

Effective immediately and for the foreseeable future, all Marriage License Applications must be submitted electronically through our online Portal. 

All appointments are done virtually through Zoom with a scheduled appointment. 
Priority will be given to Berks County Residents, before the clerk of Orphans’ Court as authorized by the Court.

  1. Your application can be submitted anytime prior to your marriage, it will remain in our system indefinitely 
    Click here to begin online Application.

    How to submit your application in the Marriage License Portal:

      • Login as Guest-you do not need to create a Username and Password

        • Accept Disclaimer

          • E-file Marriage License Application

            • Continue

              • Enter all information for both Applicants

              • Please record your transaction number before you submit your application

              • Once all information is completed for both applicant-use the Submit to County button to send us your application

  2. Schedule your wedding date with an officiant-which can be a Judge, Minister, Priest, etc. 
    You must have a confirmed wedding date and officiant before we can schedule your virtual Zoom appointment with our office. Please see the following list if you are in need of an officiant to perform your wedding.
    Berks County Magisterial District Justices

  3. Once you are within 45 days of your wedding date, have a confirmed officiant and have submitted your online application, please call our office to schedule your Zoom appointment 
    (610-478-6600).  Count backwards 45 days from your wedding date to be in the correct time frame to schedule your appointment. You must contact our office to set up your appointment, we do not reach out to you to set up your appointment. 

    Office hours to call for your appointment are Monday- Friday 8:30am until 4:00pm

  4. Appointments are scheduled Monday- Friday from 9:00am until 3:30pm

For your Zoom we will need the following:

        • Valid Photo ID for both parties

        • If previously married, you will need to provide a Divorce Decree or Death Certificate in English

        • Social Security Numbers-the card is not necessary 

        • If Non-U.S Citizen-a notarized Marriage Affidavit is required.

        • Payment of $65 via Visa or Mastercard-due at the time of your Zoom

        • Both parties must be together in the same location

Once you have completed the Zoom and your payment has been processed, your license is issued

      • The license has a 3-day waiting period-meaning it is not valid and cannot be used until 3 days after it is issued

      • It is only valid for 60 days-if you fail to get married within the 60 day time period-your license will expire and you will have to repeat the process and another $65 will be required, there are no extensions

      • It can be used anywhere in Pennsylvania

      • Your license can be picked up in our office:

        Register of Wills-2nd. Floor
        Berks County Services Center
        633 Court Street
        Reading, PA 19601
        Monday -Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm

Marriage License Portal

The Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans' has created an online service that allows for submitting an online Marriage Application. Click on the Register of Wills/Orphan's Court Online Services link below and follow the prompts from the site.