This information applies only when one of the applicants is in prison. If one of the applicants is in jail (as opposed to prison), it is not possible to obtain a marriage license.
If the applicant is in prison, we rely on the help of the Probate Court in the county where the prison is located. It is completely up to the Probate Court in that county as to whether or not they will send someone to the prison, or appoint a Special Deputy at the prison to obtain the information we need. If it is their policy not to send a Deputy Clerk to the prison, or appoint a Special Deputy at the prison, then we will not be able to issue the marriage license.
Before beginning the marriage license application process, you must contact the Probate Court in the county where the prison is located to determine if they will arrange for the appointment of a Special Deputy.
For additional questions, you may contact us at (937) 562-5284.