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Get your birth certificate, driver's license, and social security card.
Go to the county court clerk's office in your area. Your prospective spouse should go with you.
Read and sign the mandatory AIDS educational pamphlet as required by state law.
Pay the marriage license fee of $28 on weekdays and $45 on Saturdays. Cash is the only payment method accepted. You will be issued a marriage license on the same day.
Apply in person together, bride and groom, for the marriage license at a county office that issues marriage licenses. The Marriage License Bureau is the county office for larger counties, such as Philadelphia, Allegheny and Butler, that issues licenses. Smaller counties, such as Delaware and Forest, issue licenses through the Clerk of Orphan's Court.
Complete an application form for the marriage license. Counties such as Allegheny have an online application form that can be downloaded, printed and submitted to the Allegheny Marriage License Bureau.
Produce a valid photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport, when applying for the license. A Social Security card or a birth certificate may also be required.
Pick up the marriage license after the three-day waiting period. The applicant or a friend or relative may pick up the license. The license can also be mailed to the applicant's home.