You can still get Married! Ohio - 03/21/2020
YOU CAN STILL GET MARRIED! Not to mention have any date you want at this point. Cuyahoga county is going to start issuing online marriage license. VERIFIED
Once again, I know that the current world situation has us all at witz end. However, for those of you who are still concerned about having the perfect date. You still can. Get married now, and party later after this all blows over. Cuyahoga county is going to start issuing online marriage license. See link to their website below.
So now you can get married and keep it safe. Just use your head. Current mandates are 50 or less. Do you really need 50 people? No. Make this one of the most personal and positive moments you can have in this time. You, your fiancé, the officiant, and a couple other people. Don’t forget a photographer (you can most likely get a deal right now; everyone I know is offering reduced rates on their services).
Pick a place where the backdrop is amazing, and bam!; You have made the best of these days. Got your amazing wedding date and sealed that date in for the rest of your lives together. You can even hire someone to do the live stream (best option) or have someone close do it, so everyone who would want to watch, can watch.
Things to know
-This is a new thing and will resume normal operations after this all blows over.
-If you are a resident of Ohio, you can use that marriage cert to get married anywhere in Ohio.
-When you do have the whole wedding/reception thing later, you do not need a registered officiant.
You can still keep all the safe recommendations suggested by the CDC and still save your date!
With that said, we have 3 registered officiants on our staff. So, we can make it all happen crazy quick just for you! Not to mention we are partnered with Photographers and Techs to make the live stream happen!
J Sabol, Owner
J Sabol Entertainment LLC
Directly from the Website :
Probate Court COVID-19 Information
Online Video Call Marriage License Issuance:
Starting Monday, March 23, 2020, all couples who can establish they have a wedding ceremony scheduled within the next 30 days and can verify they have an officiant able to perform the marriage, can pre-register for a marriage license online via our website. The pre-registration will direct them to contact the Marriage Department to set up their online appointment. One appointment will be scheduled per hour per day, with some time slots reserved for those applicants with an immediate need. It is important to note, however, that to have the marriage license issued immediately, applicants must have a valid email address and access to a computer and printer.
This procedure has been implemented in order to issue marriage licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic only. Once business operations resume as usual, licenses will again be issued in-person and not remotely.
In an effort to assist parties who have already obtained a marriage license but are unable to conduct their marriage ceremony due to COVID-19, Cuyahoga County Probate Court is enacting the following procedure until May 19, 2020:
As a marriage license is only effective for 60 days from the date of issuance, if parties are unable to conduct their marriage ceremony due to COVID-19, Probate Court will permit parties one additional Marriage License free of cost if parties pre-register for a new Marriage License within ten business days from the day the original Marriage License expires. Parties must complete all mandatory steps to obtain the additional Marriage License. If the parties fail to pre-register within ten business days from the expiration of the original Marriage License, the parties must pay the $60.00 fee to obtain a new license. The Probate Court will not issue a refund for a marriage license for any reason.