Initiate a marriage license

Marriage licenses are issued in the county clerk’s office in each Kentucky county. If you have any questions, please contact the county clerk’s office in your area. Both bride and groom must appear together to get a license. Licenses are valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and the license fee is non-refundable. The license must be used within the state of Kentucky.

Susan Masterson

County Clerk

🏛️ Physical Address:

516 Hillcrest Drive
Brandenburg, KY 40108

🗺️ GPS Address:

500 Courthouse Drive
Brandenburg, KY 40108 📌

☎️ Phone: 270-422-2152

📠 Fax: 270-422-2158

📠 Email:

🕟 Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 4:00PM

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Age requirements

You must be 18 to be married in Kentucky without parental consent. Applicants 16 and 17 years old must have parental consent and the license must be issued in the county of residence of the underage applicant. If both applicants are under age, the license must be issued in the bride’s county of residence. No one younger than 16 may be issued a license unless the bride is pregnant and a district court judge issues a court order directing the clerk to issue the license.


The bride and groom complete an application, providing information needed from both including:

  • Name and address
  • Date of birth and age
  • Place of birth (if in Kentucky, give county; if another state, give state)
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s first and maiden name
  • Current status (single, divorced, annulled, widowed)
  • Number of previous marriages
  • Occupation
  • Race
  • Whether bride and groom are related (first and second cousins are not permitted to marry in Kentucky)
  • Date of marriage

Marriage Forms:

📜 VS-230 Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate (English)


📜 VS-230 Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate (Spanish)