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State waiting times for remarriage after divorce

Some states require divorced couples to wait an additional number of days before applying for a marriage license.

Many people want to move on with their lives immediately after they receive their divorce decree. However, depending on what state you live in, you could face additional waiting times when remarrying.

Some states require all couples to wait up to 6 days to receive a marriage license. Divorced couples may face an additional remarriage waiting period, up to 90 days.

Marriage waiting periods by state
To remarry after divorceTo apply for a marriage license
Alabama

60 days

No restrictions

Alaska

No restrictions

3 business days

Arizona

No restrictions

No restrictions

Arkansas

No restrictions

No restrictions

California

No restrictions

No restrictions

Colorado

No restrictions

No restrictions

Connecticut

No restrictions

No restrictions

Delaware

No restrictions

24 hours for residents, 96 hours for non-residents

District of Columbia

No restrictions

5 days

Florida

No restrictions

3 days

Georgia

No restrictions

No restrictions

Hawaii

No restrictions

No restrictions

Idaho

No restrictions

No restrictions

Illinois

No restrictions

24 hours

Indiana

No restrictions

No restrictions

Iowa

No restrictions

3 business days

Kansas

30 days

3 days

Kentucky

No restrictions

No restrictions

Louisiana

No restrictions

72 hours

Maine

No restrictions

3 days

Maryland

No restrictions

48 hours

Massachusetts

Up to 90 days, varies by county

3 days

Michigan

No restrictions

3 days

Minnesota

No restrictions

5 days

Mississippi

No restrictions

No restrictions

Missouri

No restrictions

3 days

Montana

No restrictions

No restrictions

Nebraska

No restrictions

6 months

Nevada

No restrictions

No restrictions

New Hampshire

No restrictions

3 days

New Jersey

No restrictions

72 hours

New Mexico

No restrictions

No restrictions

New York

No restrictions

24 hours

North Carolina

No restrictions

No restrictions

North Dakota

No restrictions

No restrictions

Ohio

No restrictions

No restrictions

Oklahoma

No restrictions

No restrictions

Oregon

No restrictions

3 days

Pennsylvania

No restrictions

3 days

Rhode Island

No restrictions

No restrictions

South Carolina

No restrictions

24 hours

South Dakota

No restrictions

No restrictions

Tennessee

No restrictions

No restrictions

Texas

30 days

72 hours

Utah

No restrictions

No restrictions

Vermont

No restrictions

No restrictions

Virginia

No restrictions

No restrictions

Washington

No restrictions

3 days

West Virginia

No restrictions

No restrictions

Wisconsin

6 months

6 days

Wyoming

No restrictions

No restrictions

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