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Poconos 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 - Call us for advice on how to get married in the Poconos Mountain of Northeast Pennsylvania.

Wedding for two - marriage licenseThe Marriage License
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 STAMPS!


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 By County


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 Edwards 570-798-2700

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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