Municipal Civil Marriages



Probate Court issues marriage licenses, (513) 946-3590 or 946-3589.

Public officials in Hamilton County are authorized to perform civil marriage ceremonies. They each have varying schedules and policies with respect to performing marriages. It is suggested you first call an official in the area where you live.


Ohio Revised Code  3101.08 Who may solemnize

An ordained or licensed minister of any religious society or congregation within this state who is licensed to solemnize marriages, a judge of a county court in accordance with section 1907.18 of the Revised Code, a judge of a municipal court in accordance with section 1901.14 of the Revised Code, a probate judge in accordance with section 2101.27 of the Revised Code, the mayor of a municipal corporation in any county in which such municipal corporation wholly or partly lies, the superintendent of the state school for the deaf, or any religious society in conformity with the rules of its church, may join together as husband and wife any persons who are not prohibited by law from being joined in marriage.

See Title [31], chapter 3101 of the Ohio Revised Code for other information on marriage in Ohio.


The Duty Judge of the Hamilton County Municipal Court is responsible for conducting civil marriage ceremonies. See Arraignment Court Judges to determine the currently assigned Duty Judge. Courtroom phone numbers are listed HERE.

Mayors of local villages and Municipalities may be willing to perform marriage ceremonies. Please contact the village or Municipality directly.

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