***All listed above services are priced at a $60 per hour rate.
Pima County Marriage License Information
Marriage License applicants must complete an application at one of our kiosks in the lobby of our Civil Unit on the first floor of the Superior Court building, 110 W. Congress, at the corner of Church and Congress in downtown Tucson. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Both applicants must appear in person and will be required to take an oath as to the information on their application.
The fee is $76.00 and is payable by cash, money order, or credit card.
The legal age of consent is 18. If you appear to be under 21, clerks may request proof of age, so please bring a Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Passport, or Military I.D.
If either or both of the applicants are 16 or 17 years old, consent of at least one of your parents is required. You will need to present a subscribed, sworn and notarized statement containing the names of both marriage license applicants, granting you permission to wed. If either or both are 15 years or younger, the law requires an order signed by the Juvenile Court Judge of the Superior Court to get a license.
No blood test or waiting period is required by the State of Arizona for a marriage license application. The license is valid for 12 months from the date it is issued. After 12 months, it expires. Your license issued by our office can be used anywhere in Arizona during those 12 months.
• Lead the bridesmaid troupe. It's the maid/matron of honor's (MOH) job to direct the other maids through their duties. Make sure everyone gets their bridesmaid dresses, go to dress fittings, and find the right jewelry. Also provide them with the 411 on all pre-wedding parties.
• Help shop for dresses (the bride's and the bridesmaids'). And the MOH pays for her own entire wedding outfit (including shoes).
• Offer to help the bride with pre-wedding tasks, from addressing invites to choosing the wedding colors and nodding enthusiastically when she waxes poetic about wedding cake.
• Spread the news about where the bride and groom are registered.
• Help the bride change for her honeymoon and take charge of her gown after the ceremony. Arrange for storage in a safe place until she returns.
• Lend an ear. Whether it's about the planning, the marriage, or the registry china patterns, the MOH should assure the bride that she has someone with whom she can share her thoughts. Even if she seems to dwell on the same subjects repeatedly, the MOH keeps listening.
• Keep a record of all the gifts received at various parties and showers (or delegate a bridesmaid to handle this).
• Plan the bachelorette party with the bridesmaids.
• See to it that all bridesmaids get to the rehearsal; coordinate transportation and lodging, if necessary.
• Make sure that all bridesmaids get their hair and makeup done, get to the ceremony on time, and have the correct bouquets.
• Hold the groom's ring during the ceremony. Safest place to put it? On your thumb.
• Arrange the bride's train and veil before the ceremony begins and just after she arrives at the altar. The MOH might also need to help her bustle the train for easy dancing at the reception.
• Hold the bride's bouquet while the couple exchanges vows.
• Sign the marriage license as a witness, along with the best man.
• Stand next to the groom in the receiving line (this is optional; the bride may decide to have attendants circulate among the guests instead).
• Play hostess along with the other bridesmaids at frequent points during the reception: show guests where to sit, direct them to restrooms, tell them to where to put presents, invite them to sign the guest book, etc.
• Collect any gift envelopes brought to the reception and keep them in a safe place.
• Make sure the bride takes a moment to eat something -- refresh her drink, get her a plate of food from the buffet table, or instruct the wait staff to keep her entree warm.
• Dance with the best man during the formal first-dance sequence and possibly be announced with him at the beginning of the party. Also dance with other groomsmen, the groom, and others throughout the musical entertainment.
• Toast the couple after the best man. (This is optional, but it is a nice touch.)
• Troubleshoot emotional crises. In most cases, this will require lots of tissues, hugging, and hair-smoothing. The MOH continues to be a trusted friend, a good listener, and a smart advisor.
• Keep the bride laughing. For the stressed-out bride, laughter can be as effective as venting.
• Offer to help with pre-wedding tasks. Try to be specific when you volunteer: Instead of just, "What can I do?" say, "Would you like me to help you shop for bridesmaid dresses/stuff invitations/pack for the honeymoon?"
• Scout out bridesmaid dresses, shoes, jewelry and other wedding accessories. Pay for the entire ensemble. (Break in your shoes before the wedding day—that will minimize slipping, blisters and aching feet.)
• Help plan, cohost and pay for the bridal shower and bachelorette party with the other bridesmaids.
• If the maid or matron of honor isn't already handling this task, keep a record of all the gifts received at various parties and bridal showers (so that the bride/couple can write thank-you notes); maintain RSVP lists.
• Attend the ceremony rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. (Keep abreast of all pre-wedding parties, and go to as many as possible.)