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Requirements for Marriage in the State of Tennessee are as follows:

  • The licenses are good for 30 days anywhere in the state.
  • There are no blood tests and no waiting period.
  • A valid driver license, picture ID, U.S. certified birth certificate, valid VISA, or
    valid passport is needed.  If birth certificate is not in English you will need a certified copy translated into English along with the original.
  • -Both parties have to be present.
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • The price is $41.00 with premarital counseling.
  • The price is $99.00 without premarital counseling.
  • Marriage requirements for juveniles 16 or 17 years of age:
    Both parents must be present at time of application.
    The parents must present a picture ID.  Please call or office for further instructions regarding juvenile marriage.

Marriage License Application for Applicant 1 - Applicant #1  Application for Marriage License

Marriage License Application for Applicant 2 - Applicant #2 Application for Marriage License

Marriage Premarital Counseling - Use when Applicant #1 and Applicant #2 have completed premarital counseling.  This form has to be signed and notarized by a counselor.

Copies of Marriage Certificates may be obtained at the County Clerk's office or by mail for $6.00 each. The mailing address is listed below.

Wayne Nabors
Putnam County Clerk

121 South Dixie Ave.
Cookeville, TN 38501
931-526-7106 - FAX 931-372-8201


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