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LOCATIONS


Fort Smith Courthouse
35 So. 6th, Room 102
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Monday through Friday
8am-5pm

Phone: 479-782-5065
Fax: 479-784-1567

Greenwood Courthouse
301 E. Center, Room 104
Greenwood, AR 72936

Monday through Friday
8am-5pm

Phone: 479-996-4195
Fax: 479-996-4165


Marriage License

 

  • Issued Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Both parties must be 18 years or older and have one of the following:
    • State issued ID
    • Valid Drivers License
    • Original Birth Certificate
    • Passport, Visa (not expired)
    • Military ID
    • Indian Card
  • The cost is $60.00 cash or credit card (no checks please)
  • Certified copies of Marriage Licenses are available for $5.00.

 

Information on Covenant Marriage License

Act 1486 of 2001 created an option for couples in Arkansas to choose a Covenant Marriage.

A man and a woman may contract a Covenant Marriage by declaring their intent to do so on their Application for Marriage license and executing a Declaration of Intent to contract a Covenant Marriage.

The Application for a marriage license and the Declaration of Intent shall be filed with the official who issues the marriage license.  The Declaration of Intent shall contain the following:

  1. A Recitation signed by both parties.
  2. An Affidavit by the parties that they have received authorized counseling emphasizing the nature, purposes and responsibilities of marriage.
  3. An Attestation, signed by the counselor and attached to or included in the parties' Affidavit, confirming that the parties received authorized counseling.
    1. The signature of both parties witnessed by a notary.
  4. The Recitation, Affidavit, and Attestation shall be filed at the time the Covenant Marriage License is issued.

"Authorized counseling" means marital counseling provided by:  A Priest, Minister, Rabbi, Clerk of the Religious Society of Friends, Clergy Member of any Religious Sect, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Associate Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist or a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist.

Did you know?

The County Clerk's Office maintains marriage records back to 1865!  A great place to start on your family ancestry research!




IMPORTANT ADDRESSES


Fort Smith Court House
35 South 6 St.
Fort Smith, AR

Justice Building
901 South B St.
Fort Smith, AR

Greenwood Courthouse
11 Town Square
Greenwood, AR 72936

Sheriff Department
800 South A Street
Fort Smith, AR  72901

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