Marriage Ceremony Information

 

Who may solemnize a marriage? “An ordained or licensed minister of any religious society or congregation within this state who is licensed to solemnize marriages, a judge of a county court in accordance with section 1907.18 of the Revised Code, a judge of a municipal court in accordance with section 1901.14 of the Revised Code, a probate judge in accordance with section 2101.27 of the Revised Code, the mayor of a municipal corporation in any county in which such municipal corporation wholly or partly lies, the superintendent of the state school for the deaf, or any religious society in conformity with the rules of its church, may join together as husband and wife any persons who are not prohibited by law from being joined in marriage.” ~ R.C. 3101.08

It is your responsibility to check with the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office (https://www.sos.state.oh.us/records/) to determine if a pastor or minister has proper credentials to perform marriage ceremonies in this state.


If you wish to have a local judge perform your ceremony, you must contact their office to schedule an appointment. Below is the contact information for each judge that performs marriage ceremonies in Licking County:

Licking County Probate-Juvenile Court
Judge Deborah G. Lang
County Courthouse, 1st Floor
1 North Park Place
Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 670-5667

Licking County Municipal Court
Judge David Stansbury
40 W. Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 670-7842

 

Licking County Court of Common Pleas
Judge Richard Wright
75 East Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 670-5400

Licking County Domestic Relations Court
Judge Duke Frost
75 East Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 670-5400

 

Licking County Court of Common Pleas – General Division
Judge David Branstool
County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
1 North Park Place
Newark, Ohio 43055
(740) 670-5770 

 

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