Oklahoma Outline

Oklahoma Marriage Laws

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 How to Officiate a Marriage 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.

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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 Perform a Wedding 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.


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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.

B. 1. The judge shall place his or her order of appointment on file with the office of the court clerk of the county in which he or she resides.

2. The preacher, minister, priest, rabbi, or ecclesiastical dignitary who is a resident of this state shall have filed, in the office of the court clerk of the county in which he or she resides, a copy of the credentials or authority from his or her church or synagogue authorizing him or her to solemnize marriages.

3. The preacher, minister, priest, rabbi, or ecclesiastical dignitary who is not a resident of this state, but has complied with the laws of the state of which he or she is a resident, shall have filed once, in the office of the court clerk of the county in which he or she intends to perform or solemnize a marriage, a copy of the credentials or authority from his or her church or synagogue authorizing him or her to solemnize marriages.

4. The filing by resident or nonresident preachers, ministers, priests, rabbis, ecclesiastical dignitaries or judges shall be effective in and for all counties of this state; provided, no fee shall be charged for such recording.

C. No person herein authorized to perform or solemnize a marriage ceremony shall do so unless the license issued therefor be first delivered into his or her possession nor unless he or she has good reason to believe the persons presenting themselves before him or her for marriage are the identical persons named in the license, and for whose marriage the same was issued, and that there is no legal objection or impediment to such marriage.

D. Marriages between persons belonging to the society called Friends, or Quakers, the spiritual assembly of the Baha'is, or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which have no ordained minister, may be solemnized by the persons and in the manner prescribed by and practiced in any such society, church, or assembly.

View the Oklahoma Statutes on the official state site
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Adair County

220 West Division
P.O. Box 426
Stilwell, Oklahoma
74960

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

Alfalfa County

300 S. Grand
Cherokee, Oklahoma
73728

Phone: (580) 596-3523
Fax: (580) 596-2556
Alfalfa County website »

Atoka County

200 E. Court Street
Atoka, Oklahoma
74525

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

Beaver County

111 W. 2nd
P.O. Box 237
Beaver, Oklahoma
73932

Beaver County website »

Beckham County

302 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 520
Sayre, Oklahoma
73662

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

Blaine County

212 N. Wiegel Street
Watonga, Oklahoma
73772

Phone: (580) 623-5970
Fax: (580) 623-4781
Blaine County website »

Bryan County

402 W. Evergreen Street
Durant, Oklahoma
74701

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

Caddo County

201 W. Oklahoma Ave.
P.O. Box 10
Anadarko, Oklahoma
73005

Phone: (405) 247-3393
Fax: (405) 247-4127
Caddo County website »

Canadian County

301 N. Choctaw Street
P.O. Box 730
El Reno, Oklahoma
73036

Phone: (405) 262-1070
Fax: (405) 262-1522
Canadian County website »

Carter County

20 'B' Southwest
P.O. Box 37
Ardmore, Oklahoma
73402

Carter County website »

Cherokee County

213 W. Delaware Street
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
74464

Phone: (918) 456-0691
Fax: (918) 458-6587
Cherokee County website »

Choctaw County

300 E. Duke Street
Hugo, Oklahoma
74743

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

Cimarron County

Courthouse Square-Main St.
P.O. Box 788
Boise City, Oklahoma
73933

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

Cleveland County

200 S. Peters
Norman, Oklahoma
73069

Phone: (405) 321-6402
Fax: (405) 366-0287
Cleveland County website »

Coal County

4 North Main Street
Coalgate, Oklahoma
74538

Phone: (580) 927-2281
Fax: (580) 927-2339
Coal County website »

Comanche County

315 S.W. 5th Street
Lawton, Oklahoma
73501

Comanche County website »

Cotton County

301 N. Broadway Street
Walters, Oklahoma
73572

Phone: (580) 875-3029
Fax: (580) 875-2452
Cotton County website »

Craig County

210 W. Delaware
Vinita, Oklahoma
74301

Phone: (918) 256-6451
Fax: (918) 256-7606
Craig County website »

Creek County

222 E. Dewey Avenue
Sapulpa, Oklahoma
74066

Phone: (918) 227-2525
Fax: (918) 227-5030
Creek County website »

Custer County

603 B Street
P.O. Box D
Arapaho, Oklahoma
73620

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

Delaware County

Whitehead & Krause Street
P.O. Box 407
Jay, Oklahoma
74346

Phone: (918) 253-4420
Fax: (918) 253-5739
Delaware County website »

Dewey County

Broadway & Ruble
P.O. Box 278
Taloga, Oklahoma
73667

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

Ellis County

100 S. Washington Street
P.O. Box 217
Arnett, Oklahoma
73832

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

Garfield County

114 W. Broadway Ave.
Enid, Oklahoma
73701

Phone: (580) 237-0232
Fax: (580) 548-2430
Garfield County website »

Garvin County

Grant & Willow
P.O. Box 239
Pauls valley, Oklahoma
73075

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

Grady County

Fourth St. & Choctaw Ave.
P.O. Box 605
Chickasha, Oklahoma
73023

Phone: (405) 224-7446
Fax: (405) 224-0514
Grady County website »

Grant County

112 E. Guthrie Street
Medford, Oklahoma
73759

Grant County website »

Greer County

Box 216
Mangum, Oklahoma
73554

Phone: (580) 782-3665
Fax: (580) 782-4026
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 Southeast 1st Street
P.O. Box 347
Buffalo, Oklahoma
73834

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

Haskell County

202 E. Main Street
Stigler, Oklahoma
74462

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

Hughes County

200 N. Broadway
Holdenville, Oklahoma
74848

Phone: (918) 967-3323
Fax: (405) 379-3204
Hughes County website »

Jackson County

101 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 616
Altus, Oklahoma
73522

Phone: (580) 482-0448
Fax: (580) 482-0920
Jackson County website »

Jefferson County

220 N. Main Street
Waurika, Oklahoma
73573

Phone: (580) 228-2961
Fax: (580) 228-3608
Jefferson County website »

Johnston County

403 W. Main Street
Tishomingo, Oklahoma
73460

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

Kay County

P.O. Box 428
Newkirk, Oklahoma
74647

Kay County website »

Kingfisher County

101 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 328
Kingfisher, Oklahoma
73750

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

Kiowa County

316 S. Main St.
P.O. Box 854
Hobart, Oklahoma
73651

Phone: (580) 726-5125
Fax: (580) 726-2340
Kiowa County website »

Latimer County

109 North Central Str.
Wilburton, Oklahoma
74578

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

Le Flore County

100 South Broadway
P.O. Box 688
Poteau, Oklahoma
74953

Le Flore County website »

Lincoln County

811 Manvel Avenue
Chandler, Oklahoma
74834

Phone: (405) 258-1309
Fax: (405) 258-3136
Lincoln County website »

Logan County

301 E. Harrison Street
Guthrie, Oklahoma
73044

Phone: (405) 282-0123
Fax: (405) 282-7661
Logan County website »

Love County

405 W. Main Street
Marietta, Oklahoma
73448

Love County website »

Major County

500 E. Broadway Street
Purcell, Oklahoma
73080

Phone: (405) 527-3221
Fax: (580) 227-1275
Major County website »

Marshall County

P.O. Box 58
Idabel, Oklahoma
74745

Phone: (580) 286-3693
Fax: (580) 795-2169
Marshall County website »

Mayes County

One Court Place
Eufaula, Oklahoma
74432

Phone: (918) 689-2282
Fax: (918) 825-4415
Mayes County website »

McClain County

121 N. 2nd Street
Fairview, Oklahoma
73737

Phone: (580) 227-4690
Fax: (405) 527-1856
McClain County website »

McCurtain County

108 N. Central Avenue
P.O. Box 1378
Madill, Oklahoma
73446

Phone: (580) 795-3278
Fax: (580) 286-7095
McCurtain County website »

McIntosh County

110 N. First Street
Pryor, Oklahoma
74361

Phone: (918) 825-2185
Fax: (918) 689-2995
McIntosh County website »

Murray County

10th & Wyandotte Street
P.O. Box 578
Sulphur, Oklahoma
73086

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

Muskogee County

P.O. Box 1350
Muskogee, Oklahoma
74402

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

Noble County

300 Courthouse Dr.
Perry, Oklahoma
73077

Noble County website »

Nowata County

220 N. Maple Street
Nowata, Oklahoma
74048

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

Okfuskee County

Third & Atlanta Street
P.O. Box 30
Okemah, Oklahoma
74859

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

Oklahoma County

320 Robert S. Kerr
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
73102

Oklahoma County website »

Okmulgee County

314 W. 7th Street
Okmulgee, Oklahoma
74447

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

Osage County

600 Grandview Avenue
Pawhuska, Oklahoma
74056

Osage County website »

Ottawa County

102 E. Central Avenue
Miami, Oklahoma
74354

Phone: (918) 542-2801
Fax: (918) 540-3278
Ottawa County website »

Pawnee County

500 Harrison
Pawnee, Oklahoma
74058

Pawnee County website »

Payne County

606 S. Husband Street
Stillwater, Oklahoma
74074

Payne County website »

Pittsburg County

115 E. Carl Albert Parkway
McAlester, Oklahoma
74501

Phone: (918) 423-4859
Fax: (918) 429-0945
Pittsburg County website »

Pontotoc County

13th & Broadway
P.O. Box 427
Ada, Oklahoma
74821

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

Pottawatomie County

325 N. Broadway Street
Shawnee, Oklahoma
74801

Phone: (405) 273-3624
Fax: (405) 878-5525
Pottawatomie County website »

Pushmataha County

302 S.W. B Street
Antlers, Oklahoma
74523

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

Roger Mills County

500 East Broadway
Cheyenne, Oklahoma
73628

Phone: (580) 497-3361
Fax: (580) 497-2167
Roger Mills County website »

Rogers County

219 S. Missouri Avenue
Claremore, Oklahoma
74017

Rogers County website »

Seminole County

120 S. Wewoka Avenue
Wewoka, Oklahoma
74884

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

Sequoyah County

120 E. Chickasaw
Sallisaw, Oklahoma
74955

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

Stephens County

101 S.11th Street
Duncan, Oklahoma
73533

Stephens County website »

Texas County

319 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 1081
Guymon, Oklahoma
73942

Phone: (580) 338-3003
Fax: (580) 338-3819
Texas County website »

Tillman County

201 North Main
Frederick, Oklahoma
73542

Phone: (580) 335-3023
Fax: (580) 335-5613
Tillman County website »

Tulsa County

500 S. Denver Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma
74103

Phone: (918) 596-5420
Fax: (918) 596-5402
Tulsa County website »

Wagoner County

307 E. Cherokee Street
P.O. Box 249
Wagoner, Oklahoma
74477

Phone: (918) 485-4508
Fax: (918) 485-5836
Wagoner County website »

Washington County

420 S. Johnstone Avenue
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
74003

Phone: (918) 337-2870
Fax: (918) 337-2897
Washington County website »

Washita County

111 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 397
Cordell, Oklahoma
73632

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

Woods County

407 Government Street
P.O. Box 924
Alva, Oklahoma
73717

Woods County website »

Woodward County

1600 Main Street
Woodward, Oklahoma
73801

Woodward County website »