Effective Jan 1, 2020 all 120 counties in the State of Kentucky, will require all documents to meet the the following format standards for paper documents or erecording documents:
Paper Color: White – No Water marks
Paper Size: 8 ½” x 11” preferred. 8 ½” x 14” accepted.
Margins: Top 3 inches of first page for recording information. All other margins are 1 inch. [Last page is to have 3 inches at the bottom for Hardin County Clerk’s office.]
Print on one side only.
Ink Color: Black preferred with dark blue signatures.
Paper weight: 20 lb
10 point Times New Roman or equivalent
9 lines per inch maximum
No staples or binding
No Impression seals
No colored highlight markers.
As of January 1, 2020 any documents erecorded, brought, mailed, etc, into the office are required to meet the new format standards as well as the new fees in order to be recorded. If the document was prepared in December, the fees are required to be paid according to the January 1, 2020 fee schedule.
Marriage License Information
The license is only valid for 30 days, and it is only valid for use in the state of Kentucky.
There are no blood tests required and there is no waiting period.
No marriage in Kentucky will be legally recognized without a valid marriage license.
The fee for this license is $50.00 and must be paid in our office.
Both parties must apply for this license together.
Both parties need to be 18 years of age or older.
Kentucky State Law no longer allows anyone under the age of 17 to obtain a marriage license.
Anyone age 17 wishing to obtain a marriage license MUST obtain a court order allowing them to do so.
When applying for the license, it is helpful to bring your driver's license, birth certificate, or any other form of government id.
Both the bride and groom will be asked to provide the following.
Date of birth
County or city and State of birth
Mother's full maiden name
Father's full name
Marital condition, including the number of previous marriages
Relationship to one another
Both parties must appear together in person to apply for the license.
Recording a DD214 a.k.a. Military Discharge
As a veteran one of the single most important documents you'll ever have is your DD214. Keeping up with it will literally be a life long task. Bring it to us and let us record a copy of it here.
You get your original back immediately.
We keep it private. It does not become part of the public record.
Any certified copy of it we give you is as legally binding as the original.
We keep it forever.
Any time you need it, anywhere you are, we can get a certified copy of it mailed to you.
For details on the whole process please call our office at 270-765-2171 option 3
Hardin County Clerk's Office
Hardin County Government Building
150 N. Provident Way
Elizabethtown, KY 42701