Marriage License Information
PLEASE NOTE: The Marriage license process for Chatham County (Savannah) has changed recently due to COVID 19.
You must access and submit the application online at https://courts.chathamcountyga.gov/Probate/MarriageLicenses. Marriage License applications need to be emailed to ProbateLicensing@chathamcounty.org. You will also need to email a color copy of both of your photo IDs (such as driver’s licenses or passports) and if either of you have ever been divorced (no matter how long ago) you need to email a copy of your final divorce decree showing the Judge’s name and date. Once the probate court office receives all of this via email, they will email a link to you so that you can schedule an appointment to come in person to obtain your marriage license. There is no expiration for the license so you may get it any time in advance of your wedding day. Additional information is available on the probate court website. Please call the Chatham County Probate Court office if you have questions regarding your license (912-652-7264).
The requirements to obtain a State of Georgia marriage license are simple and easy to follow. A license MUST be obtained from the county courthouse before the ceremony can be performed. Couples that are both Georgia residents can obtain their license from any county courthouse in the state. There is no blood test and no expiration date for the license. Out-of-state couples must obtain their license from the county in which the wedding will be held (Savannah is in Chatham County). You will both need to show a photo ID (driver’s license or military ID) to acquire your license. If you have ever been married previously, you must present a copy of your final divorce decree. The Chatham County Courthouse is located at 133 Montgomery St. in Savannah and the Probate office is on the 5th floor, Room 509. For pricing and more information call the Chatham County Probate Court office 912-652-7265.