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Oklahoma Outline

Congratulations! If you've found yourself at this page it is likely that you are either planning to be married or have been asked to perform a wedding ceremony in Oklahoma. Ordained ministers of the Universal Life Church have successfully performed thousands of legal marriages in Oklahoma. The information provided below will walk you through the steps one must follow to become a minister and perform a valid wedding ceremony in the state of Oklahoma.

Quick Facts
  • ULC Ordination Accepted: Yes
  • Minister Registration Required: Yes
  • Minister's Residency: Irrelevant
  • Minister's Minimum Age: 18
  • Marriage License Waiting Period: 0 Days
  • Marriage License Valid For: 10 Days
  • Marriage License Return Within: 5 Days

1 How to Become an Ordained Minister in Oklahoma

If you haven't already, you should get ordained online with the Universal Life Church. Ordination is free and can be completed in just a matter of minutes. Thousands of legally valid marriages are performed by ULC ministers around the world every year. Begin the process by clicking the big blue button below!

2 Officiating a Wedding in Oklahoma

Next, you should contact the office of your local marriage authority (typically your county clerk). Let them know that you are a minister of the Universal Life Church in Seattle, and ask what they will require of you to officiate a legal marriage.

Select your County Clerk to quickly generate the contact information for your local marriage authority.

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3 License to Marry in Oklahoma

After you've contacted your marriage authority, you should visit our online store to purchase whatever documentation will be required. We typically advise ministers in Oklahoma to get an Ordination Package and to add a Letter of Good Standing to their order. Minister registration is required in the state of Oklahoma; you must register with your local marriage authority before the marriages you perform will be accepted as having been legally solemnized. While registration requirements seem to vary from one county to another, our ULC ministers in the area have reported to us that the most commonly requested documents of them are their Ordination Credentials and their Letter of Good Standing. Additionally, please attempt to leave at least 3 weeks between the date of the wedding ceremony and your order, to ensure that you receive all of your materials in advance.

Please note that the State of Oklahoma requires the presence of at least two valid witnesses apart from the officiant at the wedding ceremony. Additionally, note that while the local marriage authority does offer temporary officiant licenses these tend to be more limited and more expensive than getting ordained online with the Universal Life Church.

4 How to get Married in Oklahoma

Now that you've done all of the above, you are ready to perform the wedding! Be sure that the couple has picked up their Oklahoma marriage license from the appropriate office. This license will expire 10 days after it is issued, however there is a no mandatory waiting period between when the couple picks up the marriage license in Oklahoma and when the ceremony may legally be conducted. The signed license must be returned to the issuing office within 5 days of the ceremony. Please communicate with the couple to ensure that these deadlines are met, the state of Oklahoma has a more stringent timeline for the processing of marriage licenses than other states do.

At the Universal Life Church we receive several calls from wedding officiants in Oklahoma, after they've received their license to marry by getting ordained online, asking for guidance on how to perform a wedding ceremony. Once the legal matters have been taken care of, officiating a wedding (while a sometimes-daunting task) can be a great deal of fun. We would suggest that new Oklahoma wedding ministers concerned about the ceremony peruse one of our helpful wedding guides. The minister training section of our website should offer a helpful refresher for more experienced ministers.

5 Oklahoma Wedding Need-To-Knows

Wedding officiants should keep a few things in mind when preparing to perform a ceremony in Oklahoma. Firstly, the heat can get quite oppressive during the summer months, so the minister will definitely want to consider a short-sleeve clergy shirt if the couple has decided upon an outdoor wedding venue, such as a wedding barn. However, most couples choose late spring or early fall for their wedding date in the Sooner State, whether they are looking to have it in a chapel or outdoors. Sturdy shoes for before and after the ceremony are also advised if any portion of the event will require walking on uneven terrain. Weddings in Oklahoma tend to be more affordable than in other states, and it should not be that difficult for the couple to have a wedding on the cheaper end of the spectrum if they so choose. Ministers often wonder how much a wedding officiant should charge in Oklahoma, but the truth is there's no simple answer. Fees can vary widely based on experience, involvement, and relationship with the couple. Most officiants will charge at least $100, unless they know the couple well and would be at the ceremony even if they were not officiating, in which case they may choose to perform the ceremony as a gift to the couple.

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Oklahoma Marriage Code

Marriage in Oklahoma is governed by Title 43 of the Oklahoma Statutes. Ministers ordained online by the Universal Life Church have successfully performed thousands of weddings in the state. Below, you will find that we have reproduced the relevant excerpts of this code.

43-7. Solemnization of marriages. A. All marriages must be contracted by a formal ceremony performed or solemnized in the presence of at least two adult, competent persons as witnesses, by a judge or retired judge of any court in this state, or an ordained or authorized preacher or minister of the Gospel, priest or other ecclesiastical dignitary of any denomination who has been duly ordained or authorized by the church to which he or she belongs to preach the Gospel, or a rabbi and who is at least eighteen (18) years of age. View the Oklahoma Statutes on the official state site.

To view the in-depth wedding laws for Oklahoma state:

Oklahoma Marriage Laws
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Adair County

220 West Division Street
Stilwell, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 696-7633
Adair County website »

Alfalfa County

300 S. Grand Avenue
Cherokee, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 596-3158
Alfalfa County website »

Atoka County

200 E Court St # 203W
Atoka, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 889-3565
Fax: (580) 889-7584
Atoka County website »

Beaver County

111 West 2nd Street
Beaver, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 625-3418
Fax: (580) 625-3430
Beaver County website »

Beckham County

302 E Main St, Room 101
Sayre, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 928-3330
Fax: (580) 928-9278
Beckham County website »

Blaine County

212 North Weigle Avenue
Watonga, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 924-1446
Fax: (580) 924-1446
Blaine County website »

Bryan County

402 West Evergreen Street
Durant, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 924-2202
Bryan County website »

Caddo County

201 South West Oklahoma Avenue
Anadarko, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 247-3393
Caddo County website »

Canadian County

301 N. Choctaw
El Reno, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 295-6160
Fax: (405) 422-2429
Canadian County website »

Carter County

25 A Street NW, Suite 203
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 223-8162
Carter County website »

Cherokee County

213 W Delaware St,
Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 456-0691
Cherokee County website »

Choctaw County

300 E Duke St
Hugo, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 326-7554
Choctaw County website »

Cimarron County

1 Courthouse Sq
Boise City, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 544-2221
Cimarron County website »

Cleveland County

201 S. Jones Ave.
Norman, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 321-6402
Cleveland County website »

Coal County

4 North Main St, Room 9
Coalgate, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 927-2103
Coal County website »

Comanche County

315 SW 5th St, Suite 504
Lawton, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 250-5093
Comanche County website »

Cotton County

301 N Broadway St
Walters, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 875-3029
Cotton County website »

Craig County

210 W. Delaware
Vinita, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 256-6451
Craig County website »

Creek County

222 East Dewey, Ste 201
SAPULPA, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 227-2525
Creek County website »

Custer County

675 West "B" Street
Arapaho, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 323-3233
Fax: (580) 331-1121
Custer County website »

Delaware County

327 South 5th Street
Jay, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 253-4420
Delaware County website »

Dewey County

Ruble Ave At S Broadway St
Taloga, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 328-5521
Dewey County website »

Ellis County

100 Washington St, Room 2
Arnett, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 885-7255
Ellis County website »

Garfield County

100 W. Broadway
Enid, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 237-0225
Fax: (580) 249-5951
Garfield County website »

Garvin County

201 W. Grant, 2nd Fl.
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 238-2772
Garvin County website »

Grady County

326 West Choctaw
Chickasha, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 224-7388
Fax: (405) 222-4506
Grady County website »

Grant County

112 E Guthrie, Room 202
Medford, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 395-2828
Fax: (580) 395-2086
Grant County website »

Greer County

100 S Pennsylvania Ave
Mangum, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 782-3664
Greer County website »

Harmon County

114 W. Hollis
Hollis, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 688-3658
Harmon County website »

Harper County

311 SE 1st St, Room 3
Buffalo, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 735-2012
Harper County website »

Haskell County

105 S.E. 3rd St, Unit C
Stigler, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 967-2884
Haskell County website »

Hughes County

200 N. Broadway, Ste. 5
Holdenville, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 379-5487
Hughes County website »

Jackson County

101 N Main St, Room 203
Altus, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 482-0448
Jackson County website »

Jefferson County

220 N. Main, Rm 103
Waurika, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 228-2029
Jefferson County website »

Johnston County

403 W. Main, Rm. 101
Tishomingo, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 371-3184
Johnston County website »

Kay County

201 S. Main St.
Newkirk, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 362-2537
Kay County website »

Kingfisher County

101 S. Main, Rm. 3
Kingfisher, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 375-3887
Kingfisher County website »

Kiowa County

316 S. Main St.
Hobart, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 726-5286
Kiowa County website »

Latimer County

109 N. Central, Rm. 103
Wilburton, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 465-4002
Latimer County website »

Le Flore County

100 S Broadway St
Poteau, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 647-5738
Le Flore County website »

Lincoln County

811 Manvel Ave, Room 5
Chandler, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 258-1264
Lincoln County website »

Logan County

301 E. Harrison, Suite 102
Guthrie, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 282-0266
Fax: (405) 282-0267
Logan County website »

Love County

405 West Main, Suite 203
Marietta, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 276-3059
Fax: (580) 276-3624
Love County website »

Major County

500 E. Broadway, Room 5
Fairview, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 227-4732
Major County website »

Marshall County

219 Plaza
Madill, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 795-3220
Fax: (580) 795-7596
Marshall County website »

Mayes County

One Court Place, Suite 120
Pryor, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 825-2426
Fax: (918) 825-3803
Mayes County website »

McClain County

121 N 2nd Ave, Room 305
Purcell, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 527-3117
McClain County website »

McCurtain County

108 N. Central
Idabel, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 286-2370
McCurtain County website »

McIntosh County

110 1st St.
Eufaula, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 689-2741
McIntosh County website »

Murray County

1001 West Wyandotte St.
Sulphur, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 622-3223
Murray County website »

Muskogee County

200 State St.
Muskogee, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 682-7873
Muskogee County website »

Noble County

300 Courthouse Drive, Suite 14
Perry, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 336-5187
Noble County website »

Nowata County

229 North Maple St.
Nowata, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 273-0127
Nowata County website »

Okfuskee County

209 North 3rd St.
Okemah, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 623-0525
Okfuskee County website »

Oklahoma County

320 Robert S. Kerr, Room 402
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 713-2239
Oklahoma County website »

Okmulgee County

314 W 7th St. Room 203
Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 756-3042
Okmulgee County website »

Osage County

600 Grandview Ave.
Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 287-2615
Osage County website »

Ottawa County

102 East Central, Ste 103
Miami, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 542-3332
Ottawa County website »

Pawnee County

500 Harrison St, Room 202
Pawnee, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 762-2732
Pawnee County website »

Payne County

606 S. Husband Street, Rooms 206 & 207
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 372-4774
Payne County website »

Pittsburg County

115 East Carl Albert Pkwy, Suite 14
McAlester, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 423-6865
Pittsburg County website »

Pontotoc County

100 West 13th St.
Ada, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 332-5763
Pontotoc County website »

Pottawatomie County

325 North Broadway
Shawnee, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 273-3624
Pottawatomie County website »

Pushmataha County

302 Southwest B Street
Antlers, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 298-2274
Pushmataha County website »

Roger Mills County

500 East Broadway St.
Cheyenne, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 497-3395
Roger Mills County website »

Rogers County

200 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd.
Claremore, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 923-4796
Fax: (918) 923-4432
Rogers County website »

Seminole County

120 South Wewoka Ave.
Wewoka, Oklahoma

Phone: (405) 257-6236
Seminole County website »

Sequoyah County

120 East Chickasaw Avenue
Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 775-4411
Sequoyah County website »

Stephens County

101 S 11th St. Ste. 203
Duncan, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 470-2000
Stephens County website »

Texas County

319 North Main St, Suite 202
Guymon, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 338-3141
Texas County website »

Tillman County

201 North Main St.
Frederick, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 335-3421 Ext 3
Tillman County website »

Tulsa County

500 S. Denver
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 596-5478
Tulsa County website »

Wagoner County

307 E. Cherokee
Wagoner, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 485-4508
Fax: (918) 485-7929
Wagoner County website »

Washington County

400 S. Johnstone Ave.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Phone: (918) 337-2870
Washington County website »

Washita County

111 East Main St. #3
Cordell, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 832-3836
Washita County website »

Woods County

407 Government St.
Alva, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 327-3119
Woods County website »

Woodward County

1600 Main Street, Suite 8
Woodward, Oklahoma

Phone: (580) 256-3625
Woodward County website »