Hays County Clerk’s Office Now Offers Same Sex Marriage Licenses

 

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Hays County Clerk Liz Gonzalez announced today that her office is issuing marriage applications and licenses to anyone who applies, including same sex applicants. She noted that the forms are still not specifically gender neutral, so some persons may prefer to wait until those forms are fully updated.

“We are in contact with our vendor to see when we can get the new forms that are gender neutral,” Gonzalez said, “and we will announce when those are available.”

In the meantime, the Clerk’s Office is taking contact information for interested individuals who want to be notified as soon as the new applications and licenses are available. Hays County will also notify the public via social media and a press release.

For anyone considering marriage in Hays County, this information will be helpful:

The Clerk recommends that applicants be in the office no later than 4 pm Monday Tuesday Thursday and Friday and no later than 5:30 on Wednesdays in the San Marcos office, which is open late on Wednesday. The Kyle office closes at 4:30 every day.

The whole process should take about 15 minute as long as the applicants have all the proper information

Below is what is required by the State of Texas:

1. Both applicants have to be 18 or older

2. Both applicants have to be present

3. Both have to present a state issued ID, DL, Birth Certificate or other approved identification

4. Both need to know Social Security Number - we don't need to see their card

5. There's a 72-hour waiting period to marry unless they are active military or have obtained a waiver from either a County Court at Law or District Judge in Texas

6. The fee is $82 cash or credit card (3% service charge on credit card transactions) - no checks

7. The Marriage License is good for 90 days – the applicants must get married within that time frame.

The County Clerk's Offices are located at:

Hays County Government Center

712 S. Stagecoach Trail Suite 2008

Hours: 8:00-4:30 Mon. Tue. Thu. Fri.

8:00 - 6:00 Wed.

Pct. 2 Office

5458 FM 2770 at

Crystal Meadow Dr.

Kyle, TX 78640

Hours: 8:00-4:30

Monday-Friday

Posted by Laureen Chernow Monday, June 29, 2015 2:20:00 PM Categories: Press Releases