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Marriage Licenses

Identifier: KF512.CLK.1887-

Scope and Contents

Records in this series pre-1947 contain copies of the marriage licenses applications and copies of the marriage licenses. Records in this series post-1947 contain marriage licenses only. Applications include the names of the individuals to be married, their residence, age, and the date of the applications. The applications also contain a form for the consent of a parent or guardian if either party to the marriage is a minor. The licenses include the names of the individuals, the date the license was issued, the date of the marriage, and the signatures of the person officiating at the marriage as well as the witnesses. The first reel begins with copies of marriage certificates dating from 1887-1888. The certificates include the names of the bride and groom, the city and county of their residence, the date and place of marriage, the names of the officiator and witnesses, and the date filed by the clerk. These licenses are issued after completion of a marriage license application and are filed in the office of the county clerk. "No marriage may be solemnized without a license issued by the county clerk . . . not more than 30 days prior to the date of solemnization of the marriage" (UCA 30-1-7 (1) (2004)). The license includes names, addresses, and ages of bride and groom; date and number of license; date of marriage; title and signature of person performing the ceremony; and signatures of bride, groom, witnesses, and county clerk.


  • Creation: 1887 - current


Restrictions on Access

Primary: Private, Secondary: Exempt under UCA 26-2-22 (75 years from the date of event, these become public).


97 Reels (50 35-mm microfilm reels, 47 16-mm microfilm reels)

15 Volumes (15 large bound books)

932,000 Volumes (932,000 folders of loose leaf marriage licenses)

Language of Materials



Arranged in numerical order based on the license number, not in chronological order. The license number is determined by the State. Individual dates within the folder will vary.

Existence and Location of Copies

Utah State Archives has a copy of master microfilm in most cases. Licenses have also been digitized into OnBase.

Scope and content

Early rolls also include the marriage applications. Licenses are filed in numerical order based on the license number, not in chronological order. Individual dates within the folder will vary.


Series Number 6040

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Repository Details

Part of the Davis County Utah Records Catalog Repository

61 S Main Street
Farmington UT 84025 United States