How to Get Married by the Justice of the Peace in Oklahoma City

by Kate Bruscke

Marriage laws in the state of Oklahoma vary slightly by county; however, to get married in Oklahoma City, couples must be over the age of 18 (16 with parental consent), have at least six months elapsed since the date of a finalized divorce and obtain a marriage license. Once a license is filed with the county, the ceremony can be performed by any ordained (or recognized) clergy or a judge/justice of the peace who has his appointment or paperwork on file with the county clerk serving the area of residence.

Step 1

Locate a local justice of the peace online or in a telephone directory.

Step 2

Contact the justice's office to make an appointment for the wedding ceremony.

Step 3

Attend the ceremony and have the marriage license endorsed by the justice of the peace, two adult witnesses, and the bride and groom.

Step 4

Return the marriage license to the county clerk of Oklahoma County.

About the Author

A writer and professional lab assistant based in Seattle, Kate Bruscke has been writing professionally about health care and technology since 1998. Her freelance clients include "The Seattle Times," KGB.com, Reading Local: Seattle, Nordstrom and MSN/Microsoft. Bruscke holds a Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.