Marriage LicenseTo obtain a marriage license, both parties must apply in the Circuit Clerk's office. Both parties must have the results of a blood test ( ON A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE ) from any laboratory whether in state or out of state, that is authorized to do pre-marital syphilis testing and is registered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The information must be supplied to the applicant in duplicate on a standard medical certificate form supplied by the Mississippi Department of Health. Application for marriage must be made within (30) days of having the blood test done, or the results will not be valid.
The following information is required on the marriage application:
Both parties do not have to apply together.
In the event that the female applicant shall be under the age of TWENTY-ONE (21) years of age, and is a resident of the State of Mississippi, the application of marriage shall be made to the Circuit Clerk of the county of residence of the parent or legal guardian of such female applicant.
If either applicant is under TWENTY-ONE (21) years of age, parental consent is needed. The parent or legal guardian must sign the marriage license book in front of a clerk within the 72 hour waiting period. If a parent does not appear and sign the marriage license book, then the Clerk shall send notice of filing the application via certified mail to the parent or legal guardian.
Marriage licenses cannot be issued unless the MALE applicant is at least SEVENTEEN (17) years of age, and the FEMALE applicant is at least FIFTEEN (15) years of age.
There is a SEVENTY-TWO (72) hour waiting period from the time and date of application until the license can be issued by the Clerk. Example: If applied on Monday the license will be issued on Friday. This excludes weekends and mandated holidays.
The Marriage License issued by the Jones County Circuit Court Clerk is valid ONLY in the State of Mississippi.
The Marriage License fee is $21.00 in cash.
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