Is our marriage license free if we successfully complete the 8-hour marriage training course?
The $60 state portion of the marriage license fee will be waived if you complete an approved premarital training course and present your certificate to the county clerk. Counties may add up to $12 in additional fees to a marriage license. Those local fees will not be waived.
If we complete the course, do we have to wait 72 hours before getting married?
The county clerk will waive the 72-hour waiting period for couples who present a certificate of completion proving they completed an 8-hour premarital training course.
Once we have completed the premarital training classes and get a certificate, how long is the certificate good for?
The certificate is good for one year and serves as proof that the couple is eligible for the discounted marriage license fee and can waive the 72-hour waiting period.
My church offers marriage counseling classes. Do those classes qualify for the certificate?
The classes qualify if they meet the requirements and your church has registered the curriculum with HHSC. Organizations offering a faith-based curriculum can charge a fee to those who attend. If your church or faith-based group has a curriculum that meets the minimum requirements, the course can be added to the accepted list by registering the organization and the curriculum with HHSC. Click on the “Register as a provider?” tab above.
Who do I call if I have questions?
If you need more information or assistance about Twogether in Texas, please contact us by email at: hmp@HHSC.state.tx.us
Please include the city you are contacting us from and a preferred telephone number. Our goal is to respond to questions or requests within two working days Monday through Friday.