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Apply for a Marriage License online!

Requirements for Marriage in the State of Tennessee are as follows:

  • The licenses are good for 30 days anywhere in the state.
  • There are no blood tests and no waiting period.
  • A valid driver license, picture ID, U.S. certified birth certificate, valid VISA, or
    valid passport is needed.
  • -Both parties have to be present, unless one is incarcerated.
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • Marriage requirements for juveniles 16 or 17 years of age:
    Both parents must be present at time of application.
    The parents must present a picture ID.
  • The price is $40.00 with premarital counseling.
  • The price is $100.00 without premarital counseling.

If you need to have someone to perform  your wedding ceremony the Clerk's office has a list of officials who perform ceremonies .  Please call first and we can help you.

Copies of Marriage Certificates may be obtained at the County Clerk's office or by mail for $5.00 each. The mailing address is listed below.

Evonne Hayes
McMinn County Clerk
McMinn Courthouse Annex Bldg.
5 South Hill St   Suite A
Athens, TN  37303
423-745-4440 - 423-744-1657

Organ Donor Program

Tennessee Donor Services (TDS) is a nonprofit, independent organ and tissue donor network authorized by the federal government to serve 5.5 million people in 84 counties in Tennessee, 10 counties in Virginia, 3 counties in Georgia and 1 county in Kentucky.
TDS is dedicated to supporting families in our community who have lost loved ones by providing an opportunity to donate life through organ, tissue and eye donation.
We invite you to join us in our mission to save and improve lives by becoming a donor.  Together we can renew hope and transform lives.

McMinn Regional Humane Society

The McMinn Regional Humane Society (MRHS), in close cooperation with the City of Athens Animal Shelter, helps provide loving care for thousands of homeless animals every year from the city of Athens and McMinn County. This could not be possible without dedicated MRHS volunteers, wonderful support from the City of Athens Animal Shelter staff and people like you who help support our efforts. For more information about the MRHS, including contacts, hours, and location, and helping us, visit our About Us section.  Our Calendar of Events

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