County Clerk

Marriage Licenses

Transaction number required.  Please read below and complete the ONLINE MARRIAGE APPLICATION to obtain a transaction number.
(Online Marriage Application is not Mobile Friendly. For best results, current web browser versions are always recommended. Java Script must be enabled to utilize the site.  If you are having difficulty, please ensure that you have installed all available software and security updates. Public terminals are available at the Belton location if you are experiencing difficulties.)
It is the applicant's responsibility to setup the appointment with the person who is conducting the marriage ceremony.

Marriage Licenses may be obtained from the County Clerk's Offices in Killeen, Belton, and Temple.  

Bell County Clerk's Office          
Justice Courts Complex
1201 Huey Road
Belton, Texas 76513

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Killeen Annex 
301 Priest Drive
Killeen, Texas 76541                

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Temple Annex
205 East Central Ave.
Temple, Texas 76501

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. &
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please arrive before 3:30 p.m., business transactions will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m.


License Requirements:
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • If divorced within 30 days, must have Court Order reflecting that the 30 days are waived. 
  • Must have non-expired identification: Driver's License, Military ID, Passport(Foreign Passport must contain Visa), or State ID.  A Matricula Consular cannot be used.
  • There is a 72 hour waiting period prior to marriage and after the license has been issued, unless waived by a District Judge, a Certificate from Twogether in Texas, or if Active Military but must present military ID.  The 72 hour waiting period does not start after completion of the application online.
  • Must be married within 90 days from the time the license has been issued.
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to setup the appointment with the person who is conducting the marriage ceremony.

Effective September 1, 2008, pursuant to the 80th Legislature HB 2685, Section 1, Section 2.013, Family Code, LGC 118.011(a)(7) & (a)(8), LGC 118.018, LGC 118.019, LGC 118.011(b)(1), GC 291.0087(d), and H&SC 191.0045(h) the following fees for issuance of the marriage license will apply:

Marriage License Application without any of the following are..............$ 67.00

Marriage License Application with Military Orders to a hostile fire zone as designated by the United States Secretary of Defense (GC 431.039)..................all fees waived

Marriage License Application with Twogether in Texas Certificate.............$ 7.00
(Certificate has to be a Twogether in Texas Certificate to waive the $60 Issuance Fee)
  LGC 118.018 (b-1)  The County Clerk shall issue a marriage license without collecting a marriage license fee from an applicant who: (1) completes a premarital education course described by Section 2.013, Family Code; and (2) provides to the county clerk a premarital education course completion certificate indicating completion of the premarital education course not more than one year before the date the marriage license application is filed with the clerk.
Informal Marriage..............................................................................................$ 32.00
(Informal Marriage fees are not effected by a Twogether in Texas Certificate)



For more information on the Twogether in Texas - marriage skills workshops in your area, please go online to or you can contact 2-1-1 from your phone.

To the left you will find an example of
what the Twogether in Texas certificate                  
looks like.  If you took the pre martial
course that entails this program, you will
receive this certificate when you have
completed the curriculum.

Absent Applicants - Texas Family Code 2.006 & 2.007:

Affidavit of Absent Applicant for Marriage License   

Instructions for Affidavit of Absent Applicant


Marriage License Recording

An executed marriage license must be recorded at the Bell County Justice Complex, County Clerk's Office, 1201 Huey Road, Belton, Texas.

Marriage licenses for recording must be hand delivered by the person performing the ceremony or their designee.

Upon the recording of your marriage license, you will be notified to pick the original marriage license up at 1201 Huey Road, Belton, Texas.

The Bell County Clerk's office will not be held responsible for a lost marriage license sent through any carrier.  If the license is lost, misplaced or destroyed, a new marriage license must be purchased and cannot be back dated.

Certified copies of Marriage Records are $3.00 per copy.  Out-of-state checks are not accepted.

To order certified copies of a recorded Marriage License
:  Send the completed marriage license application, provided below, and payment to:

Bell County Clerk's Office
Attn: Vital Records
P. O. Box 480
Belton, Texas  76513

By Email

By Fax
: (254)933-6072 or (254)933-5176

Methods of payment for request of certified copies:
Payable to the Bell County Clerk

1.  Cash - in person only
2.  Cashier's Check/Money Order
3.  Check - in Texas only
4.  Credit/Debit Card - includes a convenience fee. Click here for Convenience Fee Chart 
       - Photo ID must be included for the card holder

****Out-of-state checks are not accepted. ****

*****Documents are mailed via regular U.S. Mail.  Clerk's office is not responsible for misdirected mail.*****

Request Form for Copy of Marriage License