Civil wedding ceremonies are performed at the Erie County Municipal Court by appointment. The ceremony is performed in the court building, usually in the courtroom. To schedule an appointment, please contact the clerk's office at (419) 499-4689.
At least one party must be an Erie County resident. Ohio residents must obtain a marriage license from the probate court in the county where one of you resides (Erie County Probate Court may be reached at (419) 627-7750) prior to the scheduled marriage date. You will need to have the marriage license with you at the time of the ceremony. If neither party is a resident of Ohio, the marriage may be solemnized only in the county where the license is obtained. There is a $50 deposit for the service and no gratuities are accepted.
Witnesses are not required, but you are encouraged to bring anyone you wish to share the event and pictures are permitted.