Marriage In The Nation’s Capital
Beginning on March 5, 2010 same sex couples will be able to marry in the District of Columbia.** Applications may be submitted as early as March 2, and all applications are subject to a three-day waiting period.
The District of Columbia requires the following:
* Minimum age of 18 (or 16 with the consent of a parent/guardian)
* Proof of age & additional personal information (SS #, marriage history, address, etc.)
* An application fee of $35 (cash or money orders only)
* A license fee of $10 (cash or money orders only)
* Signature of celebrant or judge licensed by the D.C. Court and registed with the Marriage bureau (the name must be submitted during application process for verification)
* Licenses are not issued by mail and must be picked up in person
* Civil weddings with a DC Court Official are available and require a 10 day waiting period
For more information, please visit the Marriage Bureau of the D.C. Superior Court or call (202) 879-4840 to speak with a representative.
Hours of Operation
500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Room 4485
Washington, D.C. 20001
** Congress enforces a waiting period after any DC law is passed. During this time, Congress, which has official oversight of the District of Columbia, can overrule the decisions of the DC City Council.