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Probate Court - Lake County, Ohio

Marriage Department

While the Court will remain open for business at this time, certain restrictions regarding public access to the courthouse have been implemented to minimize health risks to the public and to court personnel. The issuance of marriage licenses has also been modified. See below.



Those seeking a certified copy of their marriage record will continue to be able to fill out our request form and receive their copy through regular mail. Please see the instructions below on how to obtain a copy of your marriage license. 



    • Complete the Marriage Application 
    • Email the completed Marriage Application to [email protected] with
         -Date of the wedding ceremony
         -The name of the person officiating the ceremony 
    • If you are unable to fill out and submit the application electronically, you may print the application and mail the completed form to the Lake County Probate Court (P.O Box 490, Painesville, Ohio 44077).
    • Once the Marriage Application is received, you will be contacted by phone within 24-48 hours to schedule an appointment to come to the Probate Court for the completion of the application process. 
    • After your appointment is concluded, you will leave with all the documents necessary for your marriage. Please remember that your license is only valid for 60 days from the day it is issued.


    Please Note:
    The Court will only schedule appointments within two weeks of the date of your wedding ceremony. You may apply prior to the two weeks, however you will not be scheduled to complete the application at the Court until it is within the two week time period of your ceremony.




    When You Come To The Court For Your Marriage Application Appointment 
    • Masks are recommended to be worn in the building, but not required.
    • When you arrive at the Probate Court, you will go through security and have your temperature taken. 
    • You will be asked to use the hand sanitizer at the window.
    • You will be asked to provide the clerk with all required paperwork. [See the Marriage License Requirements
    • Once all the above is completed, you will then finalize your marriage license application with the clerk. 

    Courthouse Annex Building (back entrance)
    25 North Park Place

    Painesville, Ohio 44077

    Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:30pm 


    Please see the Application and Requirement Sheet below
    for more information

    Phone # 440-350-2326

    $65.00 Cash Only

    Please see the instructions below if you would like to
    request a copy of your Marriage Record