Marriage License

Frances Roland Kovaleski, Director

APPLY FOR YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE HERE |  GENEALOGY  RESEARCH

The Marriage License Bureau is a division of the Clerk of Orphans’ Court, an elected office held by Frances Roland Kovaleski.  She has been serving the public in the capacity of Deputy since 1995 and was elected Register and Clerk in November, 2013.

The primary function of the Marriage License Bureau is taking application for and issuing marriage license to couples who plan to be married in the State of Pennsylvania.

The Marriage License Bureau archives all marriage licenses, issued in Lackawanna County from 1885 – to present day.  All births and death records that have been recorded before 1906 are available on-line under the caption of “Genealogy research” and an excellent resource for tracing your family tree.


New schedule to be opened on the second Thursday May-September 2014


Time: Thursday evenings 4:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m.

Location: Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden St., Suite 400, Scranton, Pa 18503.  Please phone with any questions.  570-963-6702

Requirements: Photo ID, (valid drivers license), current Passport, knowledge of Social Security number, along with $60.00 cash / personal check or credit card.

Once you have applied state law requires a three (3) day waiting period.  The license is valid for 60 days after day of issue. If either of the parties has been previously married they will need to present a divorce Decree with a Judges signature or a death certificate.

For the female, if you have re-taken your maiden name, an official name change document is also required.


The Marriage License Bureau is located at:

The Scranton Electric Building Suite 400 507 Linden Street Scranton, PA 18503 570-963-6708  w/questions Office hours are 9:00 a.am – 4:00 p.m. (Except Holidays) Hours for marriage license application are 9:30 – 3:30 p.m. (Except Holidays).

Records Search for Register of Wills, Orphans’ Court and Marriage License Bureau

(Note: Pop-ups need to be enabled to access online records.  For support call Infocon at 814-472-6146)

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to call or email us at marriagelicense@lackawannacounty.org. Please notice that all Marriage License forms are now available on line for you convenience. This website is intended to benefit the public.


Forms


Certified Copy of Original Marriage Record Genealogy Information
Officials Who Can Perform a Marriage Ceremony Dual Citizenship Information


 

Staff : 

Alex Burda – burdaa@lackawannacounty.org | Justin Giombetti – giombettij@lackawannacounty.org

Joan Panzera – panzeraj@lackawannacounty.org


Administrative Contacts 


Frances Roland Kovaleski
Register of Wills
Phone: (570)963-6702
Fax: (570)963-6377
E-mail:  kovaleskif@lackawannacounty.org

Tracy Diskin Doherty Esq
Deputy Register of Wills
Phone: 570-963-6702
Fax: 570-963-6377
E-mail: dohertyt@lackawannacounty.org

General Inquiries Requests:
Phone: (570)963-6708
Fax: 570-963-6377


Location


The Scranton Electric Building 507 Linden Street, 4th Floor Scranton, PA. 18503