Online Marriage Application


This site allows you to submit information for a marriage application, which is NOT complete until both the applicants appear in the Clerk of Orphans' Court office with the required documentation such as a certified copy of divorce decree, death certificate, Printed Confirmation Number and valid photo ID (see Guidelines for Applying for Marriage License for more details on requirements).
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Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court Operations COVID-19 Response  

The courthouse is open for official business.  However, for your safety as well as ours, we ask that where practical, business be conducted via phone calls, video calls, email, or regular mail.

To minimize exposure, in-person probate, marriage applications, and research, are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

We strongly encouraged the use of video conferencing for probate and marriage applications.  

Attention marriage applicants: If you are NOT a Cumberland County resident, your marriage application must be done by video conference.  

Instructions for Marriage License applications by Video Conferencing (pdf)

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 717-240-6345 or email

Thank you for your patience as we continue to meet essential needs while keeping our staff and public safe.

WHERE: Clerk of Orphans' Court
1 Courthouse Square, Suite 102
Carlisle, PA 17013
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WHEN: You can complete the application process by appearing in the Clerk of Orphans' Court Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday (except holidays)
There is a 3 day waiting period from the time the applicants appear in the Clerk of Orphans' Court office until the license becomes valid. The license is only valid for 60 calendar days from the date it is issued

COST: $55 (must be paid in CASH) 
WHERE CAN THE LICENSE BE USED? A marriage license issued in Cumberland County may be used anywhere in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Likewise, a license issued in any other county in Pennsylvania may be used in Cumberland County.