What you need to know about Getting Married in Tennessee

Tennessee is a marriage friendly state. No blood test or waiting period is required. Find out below where to get your license and what you will need in order to get your license. Congratulations to every couple and much happiness in the years ahead!

Couples must have a Tennessee marriage license to be married in Tennessee. Simply appear in person at any Tennessee County Clerk‘s office or one of the Marriage License Centers in Sevier County. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville are all located in Sevier County. No appointment is necessary, but the Courts request pre-registration online.

Both the bride and the groom must appear in person and present a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license or a passport. Both must also present a social security card or other SSN documentation. Both parties must be at least 18 years of age. If either applicant is under age 18, please call the Marriage License Center for additional instructions.

The cost of a marriage license in Sevier County for out-of-state couples is either $41.00 in cash or $43.00 with either MasterCard or Visa. Out-of-state couples may purchase a marriage license in any other county in Tennessee, but it will cost approximately $60 more.

Couples may pre-apply online for a marriage license. Just go to and then to the Marriage Services section. The fee is $48.00 for out-of-state couples and $108.00 for Tennessee couples. Couples must still appear in person at a Marriage License Center in Sevier County to show a photo ID before they can pick up their marriage license.

Please note that no witness is needed for the marriage to be recognized, but there is room on the Tennessee marriage license for one optional witness to sign.

Couples coming to Sevier County, Tennessee, to marry can get a marriage license on Saturdays. The Holiday Schedule for the Sevier County Marriage License offices hours are posted online at under Holiday Schedule. Or call for holiday schedules as hours of operation may vary.

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Marriage License Centers

Sevier County Courthouse

125 Court Avenue, Sevierville, TN 37862


Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Gatlinburg Shilling Center

405 Reagan Dr., Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Closed Tuesday and Thursday

Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pigeon Forge City Hall 

300 Pine Mountain Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863


Saturday only: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm