If you’re thinking about getting married - good news! Judge Joseph of the Zanesville Municipal Court can perform the ceremony.

But before you tie the knot, you’ll need to meet certain state requirements for marriage and you’ll need a marriage license.

Marriage Requirements

In general, a male must be at least 18 and the female at least 16 years old. A minor must first obtain the consent of his or her parents or guardian. Pre-marriage counseling generally is required when either party is under the age of 18.
Mental & Physical Capacity
Since marriage is a contract, each individual must possess the mental capacity to understand the nature of the marriage relationship.
Single Status
Each individual must be single. The crime of bigamy is committed when someone marries knowing he or she is still married to someone else.
Marriage License Requirement
A license must be obtained from the probate court in the county where either of the couple resides or, if neither is a resident of Ohio, where the marriage is to be performed. Both parties seeking the license must personally appear in the probate court and apply for the license.