Phone: Criminal & Traffic (440) 392-5900, Civil & Small Claims (440) 392-5883, Probation (440) 392-5900 Option 5
Fax: Criminal & Traffic (440) 352-0028 | Fax: Probation (440) 639-4932 Address: 7 Richmond St., P.O. Box 601, Painesville, OH 44077

Wedding Information

  • Weddings are performed on Fridays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am (15-minute increments).
  • You must provide your own interpreter if needed.
Marriage License

Please call the Lake County Marriage License Bureau at (440) 350-2326 for information and requirements to obtain a marriage license or visit their website at

IMPORTANT: Marriage licenses are only good for 60 days from date of issuance.

  • $100 cost is non-refundable and due prior to scheduling your wedding date.
  • When you select “Pay Now” below, you will complete party information, marriage license number and issuance date.
  • Upon receipt of your payment, we will contact you to schedule your wedding date within two business days.

IMPORTANT: Marriage licenses are only good for 60 days from date of issuance.

Pay Now

Active Military Personnel
  • No cost for Active Military Personnel. (Must present ID).
  • You will need your Marriage License number and issue date prior to visiting the Court.
  • Fill out the Wedding Application and bring it with you to the Civil Department.
Wedding Application - PDF Format Download
Day of Wedding
  • Fill out the photo and video release form below and bring it to Court on your wedding day if you would like us to publicize your wedding on social media.
  • Check in with the Bailiff when you arrive in Court. Arrive 15 minutes early.
Photo and Video Release Form for Weddings Download