Utah Marriage Laws

Utah 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 Utah. Ordained ministers of the Universal Life Church have successfully performed thousands of legal marriages in Utah. 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 Utah.

Quick Facts
  • ULC Ordination Accepted: Yes
  • Minister Registration Required: No
  • Minister's Residency: Irrelevant
  • Minister's Minimum Age: 18
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  • Marriage License Waiting Period: 0 Days
  • Marriage License Valid For: 30 Days
  • Marriage License Return Within: 14 Days

1 How to Become an Ordained Minister in Utah

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 Utah

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 Utah

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 Utah to get an Ordination Package. While minister registration is not required in the state of Utah, you may be asked to present proof of your ordination before your county clerk will accept any marriage you perform as having been legally solemnized; additionally, having that proof of ordination can provide a great deal of peace-of-mind for the couple you plan to marry. 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.

4 How to Perform a Wedding in Utah

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 Utah marriage license from the appropriate office. This license is valid for 30 days, but there is no mandatory waiting period between when the couple picks up the marriage license in Utah and when the ceremony may legally be conducted. Please be aware that the signed license must be returned to the issuing office within 14 days after the ceremony has been conducted. At the Universal Life Church we receive several calls from wedding officiants in Utah, 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 Utah 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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Utah Marriage Code

Marriage in Utah is governed by Chapter 1 of Title 30 of Utah's Code. Ordained ministers of the Universal Life Church have successfully solemnized thousands of weddings in the state. Below, you will find that we have reproduced a relevant excerpt of this code
30-1-6. Who may solemnize marriages -- Certificate.
(1) Marriages may be solemnized by the following persons only:
(a) ministers, rabbis, or priests of any religious denomination who are:
(i) in regular communion with any religious society; and
(ii) 18 years of age or older;

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Amended by Chapter 132, 2010 General Session

View the Utah Statutes on the official state site
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Beaver County

105 E. Center St.
Beaver, Utah

Phone: (435) 438-6463
Fax: (435) 213-1752
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Box Elder County

01 South Main Rm 10
Brigham City, Utah

Phone: (435) 734-3393
Fax: (435) 723-7562
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Cache County

179 North Main St, Suite 102
Logan, Utah

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Carbon County

751 E 100 N #1300
Price, Utah

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Daggett County

95 North 1st West
Manila, Utah

Phone: (435) 784-3154
Fax: (435) 784-3335
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Davis County

61 South Main Street Rm 104
Farmington, Utah

Phone: (801) 451-3218
Fax: (801) 451-3421
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Duchesne County

734 North Center Street
Duchesne, Utah

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Emery County

75 East Main Room
Castle Dale, Utah

Phone: (435) 381-3550
Fax: (435) 381-5183
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Garfield County

55 South Main Street
Panguitch, Utah

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Grand County

125 E. Center St.
Moab, Utah

Phone: (435) 259-1321
Fax: (435) 259-2959
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Iron County

68 S 100 E
Parowan, Utah

Phone: (435) 477-8340
Fax: (435) 477-8847
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Juab County

160 N Main
Nephi, Utah

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Kane County

76 N Main
Kanab, Utah

Phone: (435) 644-2458
Fax: (435) 644-4965
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Millard County

765 S Hwy 99
Fillmore, Utah

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Morgan County

48 West Young Street Rm 18
Morgan, Utah

Phone: (801) 845-4011
Fax: (801) 845-4010
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Piute County

550 N Main
Junction, Utah

Phone: (435) 577-2505
Fax: (435) 577-2433
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Rich County

20 S. Main
Randolph, Utah

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Salt Lake County

2001 South State Street Suite S2 200
Salt Lake City, Utah

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San Juan County

117 South Main Street
Monticello, Utah

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Sanpete County

160 North Main, Suite 202
Manti, Utah

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Sevier County

250 N. Main St. Ste 100
Richfield, Utah

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Summit County

60 N. Main St.
Coalville, Utah

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Tooele County

47 South Main, Room #318
Tooele, Utah

Phone: (435) 843-3140
Fax: (435) 882-7317
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Uintah County

147 E Main
Vernal, Utah

Phone: (435) 781-5361
Fax: (435) 781-6701
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Utah County

100 East Center, Suite 3600
Provo, Utah

Phone: (801) 851-8109
Fax: (801) 851-8232
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Wasatch County

25 North Main
Heber, Utah

Phone: (435) 657-3190
Fax: (435) 654-0834
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Washington County

197 East Tabernacle
St. George, Utah

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Wayne County

18 S Main St.
Loa, Utah

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Weber County

2380 Washington Blvd Suite #320
Ogden, Utah

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