U.S. Waiting Times After a Divorce

Marriage License Laws

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If you are thinking of getting married right after being divorced, you need to know the waiting times that some states require before allowing you to get remarried. Here are the waiting time requirements after being divorced. This is only for U.S. marriage licenses. Make sure you check with your local marriage license office or county clerk to make sure that state requirements haven't changed.

  • Alabama: According to Section 30-2-10, there is a sixty (60) day restriction on getting married after a divorce.
  • Alaska: No restrictions after a divorce. Three (3) business days for all couples applying for a marriage license.
  • Arizona: None
  • Arkansas: None
  • California: None
  • Colorado: None
  • Connecticut: None
  • Delaware: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples applying for a marriage license, 24 hours. If both of you are nonresidents, there is a 96 hour waiting period.
  • District of Columbia: No restrictions after a divorce. Five (5) days for all couples applying for a marriage license.
  • Florida: No restrictions after a divorce. No waiting period for Florida residents who ​have both completed a state sanctioned marriage preparation course within the last 12 months. There is a three-day waiting period for Florida residents who have not taken the course.
  • Georgia: None​
  • Hawaii: None​
  • Idaho: None
  • Illinois: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, 24 hours
  • Indiana: None
  • Iowa: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, three (3) business days
  • Kansas:30 days. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, three (3) days
  • Kentucky: None
  • Louisiana: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, 72 hours
  • Maine: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, three (3) days
  • Maryland: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, 48 hours
  • Massachusetts: Some county sites state no restriction, others state that you must wait 90 days after your divorce is final before remarrying. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, three (3) days
  • Michigan: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, three (3) days
  • Minnesota: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, five (5) days
  • Mississippi: None
  • Missouri: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, three (3) days
  • Montana: None
  • Nebraska: Six (6) month waiting time.
  • Nevada: None
  • New Hampshire: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, three (3) days
  • New Jersey: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, 72 hours
  • New Mexico: None
  • New York: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, 24 hours
  • North Carolina: None
  • North Dakota: None
  • Ohio: None
  • Oklahoma: None
  • Oregon: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, three (3) days
  • Pennsylvania: No restrictions after a divorce. For all couples who apply for a marriage license, three (3) days

    Please Note

    The above information is for guidance only. It is important that you verify all information before making any wedding or travel plans.