Pennsylvania Marriage Requirements
Both the bride
and groom must be at least eighteen and single. If either
party is under the age of eighteen, parental consent is
required. While getting married in the Poconos makes for
great memories, be sure to follow the ruls on optaining
a marriage license before arriving for your ceremony. We
can help at Poconosbest.com - Call us for advice on how
to get married in the Poconos Mountain of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Apply at the Clerk of Orphans' Court in any Pennsylvania
Courthouse. Apply in person and wait a mandatory three day
waiting period before you pick up the license (not counting
the day the application is filed). The license is valid
60 days and may only be used in Pennsylvania.
In order to apply for a marriage license, bring the following
to the courthouse: 1. Divorce Decree. A certified copy of
each divorce decree (if married more than once) must be
submitted by both parties or a death certificate if widowed.
2. Identification. Both parties must have a birth certificate
and/or a driver's license depending on the county in which
filing. 3. $26 - $30 in cash. The cost of the marriage license
varies among the four counties in the Pocono Mountains region.
Most courthouses will only accept cash so bring cash to
be sure. Price subject to change.
Note -- Physical Exam: As of June 1, 1997, the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania no longer requires blood tests or physical
exams for a marriage license. Also, all forms submitted
for a marriage license must have original signatures. NO
There are four courthouses
in the Pocono Mountains region. Carbon County Courthouse
Jim Thorpe, PA 570-325-2261 Monroe County Courthouse Stroudsburg,
PA 570-420-3400 Pike County Courthouse Milford, PA 570-296-7231
Wayne County Courthouse Honesdale, PA 570-253-5970
Some clergy request to meet
with the couple prior to the wedding. If you choose to be
wed by a magistrate or judge, an appointment is requested.
Most properties will help you to make those arrangements.
Mayors, ministers, and District Justices may also be able
to perform wedding ceremonies.
Pocono Mountians Magistrats
Anthony Mangan 570-420-3492
John Whitesell 570-595-2520 Debbie York 570-992-4919 Richard
Claypool 570-646-4637 Charles Eyer 570-223-1287 Jolana Kravitz
570-992-6346 Thomas Olsen 570-629-1460
Bruce Appleton 610-826-3707
Edward Lewis 570-325-2751Casimer Kosciolek 570-645-3024Paul
John Hadzick 570-427-4100
WAYNE COUNTYDorothy Laabs
570-226-4981 Bonnie Lewis 570-253-5970 Jane Farrell 570-488-6881Ronald
PIKE COUNTY William N. Sanquilly
570-226-9650 Charles Lieberman 570-296-8108 Allan B. Cooper
570-296-7726 Stephen McBride 570-828-2880
There are many beautiful and
enchanting spots to get married in the Poconos. Each of
these properties offers its own romantic location for ceremonies
and receptions. Contact their central reservation service
directly for package details.
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