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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
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  • 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

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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.


Oklahoma Marriage Code

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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
74960

Phone: (918) 696-7633
Fax: (918) 696-5365
Adair County website »

Alfalfa County

300 S. Grand Avenue Suite 8
Cherokee, Oklahoma
73728

Phone: (580) 596-3523
Fax: (580) 596-4656
Alfalfa County website »

Atoka County

200 E. Court St.
Atoka, Oklahoma
74525

Phone: (580) 889-3565
Fax: (580) 889-5075
Atoka County website »

Beaver County

111 West 2nd Street
Beaver, Oklahoma
73932

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

Beckham County

302 E Main St, Room 101
Sayre, Oklahoma
73662

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

Blaine County

212 North Weigle Avenue
Watonga, Oklahoma
73772

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

Bryan County

402 West Evergreen Street
Durant, Oklahoma
74701

Phone: (580) 924-1446
Fax: (580) 931-0577
Bryan County website »

Caddo County

110 SW 2nd St #207
Anadarko, Oklahoma
73005

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

Canadian County

301 N. Choctaw
El Reno, Oklahoma
73036

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

Carter County

25 A Street NW, Suite 203
Ardmore, Oklahoma
73401

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

Cherokee County

213 W Delaware St,
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
74464

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

Choctaw County

300 E Jefferson St
Hugo, Oklahoma
74743

Phone: (580) 326-7554
Fax: (580) 326-0291
Choctaw County website »

Cimarron County

1 Courthouse Sq
Boise City, Oklahoma
73933

Phone: (580) 544-2221
Fax: (580) 544-2006
Cimarron County website »

Cleveland County

201 S. Jones Ave.
Norman, Oklahoma
73069

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

Coal County

4 North Main St, Room 9
Coalgate, Oklahoma
74538

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

Comanche County

315 SW 5th St, Suite 504
Lawton, Oklahoma
73501

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

Cotton County

301 N Broadway St
Walters, Oklahoma
73572

Phone: (580) 875-3029
Fax: (580) 875-2288
Cotton County website »

Craig County

210 W. Delaware, Suite 201
Vinita, Oklahoma
74301

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
73620

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

Delaware County

327 South 5th Street
Jay, Oklahoma
74346

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

Dewey County

Broadway & Ruble
Taloga, Oklahoma
73667

Phone: (580) 328-5521
Fax: (580) 328-5658
Dewey County website »

Ellis County

100 South Washington St
Arnett, Oklahoma
73832

Phone: (580) 885-7255
Fax: (580) 885-7506
Ellis County website »

Garfield County

100 W. Broadway 2nd Floor
Enid, Oklahoma
73701

Phone: (580) 237-0232
Garfield County website »

Garvin County

201 W. Grant, 2nd Fl.
Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
73075

Phone: (405) 238-5596
Fax: (405) 238-1138
Garvin County website »

Grady County

326 West Choctaw
Chickasha, Oklahoma
73018

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

Grant County

112 E Guthrie, Room 202
Medford, Oklahoma
73759

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

Greer County

100 S Pennsylvania Ave
Mangum, Oklahoma
73554

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

Harmon County

114 W. Hollis St.
Hollis, Oklahoma
73550

Phone: (580) 688-3617
Fax: (580) 688-2900
Harmon County website »

Harper County

311 S.E. 1st St.
Buffalo, Oklahoma
73834

Phone: (580) 735-2010
Fax: (580) 735-2787
Harper County website »

Haskell County

202 E. Main St. Suite 9
Stigler, Oklahoma
74462

Phone: (918) 967-3323
Fax: (918) 967-2819
Haskell County website »

Hughes County

200 N. Broadway
Holdenville, Oklahoma
74848

Phone: (405) 379-3384
Fax: (405) 379-3204
Hughes County website »

Jackson County

101 N Main St, Room 203
Altus, Oklahoma
73521

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

Jefferson County

220 N. Main, 3rd Floor
Waurika, Oklahoma
73573

Phone: (580) 228-2961
Fax: (580) 228-2185
Jefferson County website »

Johnston County

403 West Main, Suite 201
Tishomingo, Oklahoma
73460

Phone: (580) 371-3281
Fax: (580) 371-2199
Johnston County website »

Kay County

201 S Main Street 2nd Floor
Newkirk, Oklahoma
74647

Phone: (580) 362-3350
Fax: (888) 567-4611
Kay County website »

Kingfisher County

101 S. Main, Room 24
Kingfisher, Oklahoma
73750

Phone: (405) 375-3813
Fax: (405) 375-4249
Kingfisher County website »

Kiowa County

316 S. Main St.
Hobart, Oklahoma
73651

Phone: (580) 726-5125
Fax: (580) 726-4299
Kiowa County website »

Latimer County

109 N. Central Street
Wilburton, Oklahoma
74568

Phone: (918) 465-2011
Fax: (918) 465-3328
Latimer County website »

Le Flore County

110 Front St.
Poteau, Oklahoma
74953

Phone: (918) 647-3181
Le Flore County website »

Lincoln County

811 Manvel Ave, Suite 9
Chandler, Oklahoma
74834

Phone: (405) 258-1309
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
73448

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

Major County

500 E. Broadway St.
Fairview, Oklahoma
73737

Phone: (580) 227-4690
Fax: (580) 227-1275
Major County website »

Marshall County

219 Plaza
Madill, Oklahoma
73446

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

Mayes County

One Court Place, Suite 120
Pryor, Oklahoma
74361

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

McClain County

121 N 2nd Ave, Room 305
Purcell, Oklahoma
73080

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

McCurtain County

108 N. Central Ave.
Idabel, Oklahoma
74745

Phone: (580) 286-3693
Fax: (580) 286-7095
McCurtain County website »

McIntosh County

110 1st St.
Eufaula, Oklahoma
74432

Phone: (918) 689-2282
Fax: (918) 689-2995
McIntosh County website »

Murray County

1001 West Wyandotte St.
Sulphur, Oklahoma
73086

Phone: (580) 622-3223
Fax: (580) 622-2979
Murray County website »

Muskogee County

200 State St.
Muskogee, Oklahoma
74402

Phone: (918) 682-7873
Fax: (918) 684-1696
Muskogee County website »

Noble County

300 Courthouse Drive #11
Perry, Oklahoma
73077

Phone: (580) 336-2141
Fax: (580) 336-2481
Noble County website »

Nowata County

229 North Maple St.
Nowata, Oklahoma
74048

Phone: (918) 273-0127
Fax: (918) 273-2207
Nowata County website »

Okfuskee County

3rd and Atlanta St.
Okemah, Oklahoma
74859

Phone: (918) 623-0525
Fax: (918) 623-2687
Okfuskee County website »

Oklahoma County

320 Robert S. Kerr Avenue, #409
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73102

Phone: (405) 713-1705
Oklahoma County website »

Okmulgee County

314 W 7th St. Suite 305
Okmulgee, Oklahoma
74447

Phone: (918) 756-3042
Fax: (918) 758-1237
Okmulgee County website »

Osage County

600 Grandview Ave.
Pawhuska, Oklahoma
74056

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

Ottawa County

102 East Central, Ste 103
Miami, Oklahoma
74354

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

Pawnee County

500 Harrison St #300
Pawnee, Oklahoma
74058

Phone: (918) 762-2547
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
74501

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

Pontotoc County

120 W. 13th, Suite 212
Ada, Oklahoma
74820

Phone: (580) 332-5763
Fax: (580) 332-5766
Pontotoc County website »

Pottawatomie County

325 North Broadway
Shawnee, Oklahoma
74801

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

Pushmataha County

203 S.W. 3rd St.
Antlers, Oklahoma
74523

Phone: (580) 298-2274
Fax: (580) 298-3696
Pushmataha County website »

Roger Mills County

500 East Broadway St.
Cheyenne, Oklahoma
73628

Phone: (580) 497-3361
Fax: (580) 497-2167
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
74884

Phone: (405) 257-6236
Fax: (405) 257-2631
Seminole County website »

Sequoyah County

120 East Chickasaw Avenue
Sallisaw, Oklahoma
74955

Phone: (918) 775-4411
Fax: (918) 775-1223
Sequoyah County website »

Stephens County

101 S. 11th St.
Duncan, Oklahoma
73533

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

Texas County

319 North Main St, Suite 202
Guymon, Oklahoma
73942

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

Tillman County

201 North Main St.
Frederick, Oklahoma
73542

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
74467

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

Washington County

400 S. Johnstone Ave.
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
74003

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

Washita County

111 Main Street
Cordell, Oklahoma
73632

Phone: (580) 832-3836
Fax: (580) 832-4123
Washita County website »

Woods County

407 Government St. Ste. 30
Alva, Oklahoma
73717

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

Woodward County

1600 Main Street, Suite 8
Woodward, Oklahoma
73801

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