Marriage is a commitment. One's promise to another that you will be there and always care totally for each other.
Please see below for regular Courthouse hours during which you are able to apply for a marriage license. Please arrive early.
|Monday||8:30am - 4:30pm|
|Tuesday||8:30am - 4:30pm|
|Wednessday||8:30am - 4:30pm|
|Thursday||8:30am - 4:30pm|
|Friday||8:30am - 4:30pm|
Office of the Clerk of Orphans' Court of any County of Pennsylvania.
If the marriage of a Pennsylvania resident is to take place in another state or United States territory, the marriage requirements for that state or territory apply to both parties.
A license obtained in Pennsylvania may only be used in this state. The applicant may apply in any county and be married in any other county. (Such as applying here in Beaver County and being married in Philadelphia.).
To obtain specific information on the out-of-state requirements, which often differ from those of Pennsylvania, contact the Bureau of Laboratories at 215-363-8500 or the state or territory where the ceremony is to be performed.
Our marriage records are from 1886 to the present.
To request a copy of an old marriage license, you must know the date of the marriage and the name of the female applicant (Maiden Name) and the male applicant. If the exact marriage date is unknown, we will only research a maximum of a 5-year span that you specify. For Genealogy purposes there is a $4.00 research fee per marriage. A check or money order should be made payable to “Register of Wills”. Please enclose a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope with each request. If you include an email address with your request, we will notify you of the research results and additional charges for copies.
The cost to obtain a copy of an old marriage license is $1.00. If you need a certified copy, the cost is $5.00. Make the check or money order payable to the Register of Wills. Don't forget to include an additional check to cover research fees ($4.00 per marriage).
To request a copy of your marriage license for the purpose of name change or Social Security, etc., we need the date of the marriage, your name and your spouses' name as they appeared on the marriage license. Please make sure that you applied for a marriage license in BEAVER COUNTY as the records exist only in the county in which you applied. The fee for a certified copy of the marriage license is $5.00. If you are making the request by mail, also include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request.
If you are planning a visit to the Beaver County Courthouse to retrieve this information, you may call ahead with all this information and we will have the copy ready for you when you come in.