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This just in from Hays County spokesperson Laureen Chernow:

Hays County Clerk Liz Gonzalez announced today that her office is issuing marriage applications and licenses to anyone who applies, including same sex applicants. She noted that the forms are still not specifically gender neutral, so some persons may prefer to wait until those forms are fully updated.

“We are in contact with our vendor to see when we can get the new forms that are gender neutral and we will announce when those are available,” Gonzalez said.

In the meantime, the clerk’s office is taking contact information for interested individuals who want to be notified as soon as the new applications and licenses are available. Hays County will also notify the public via social media and a press release.

The clerk recommends that applicants be in the office no later than 4 p.m. Mondays Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and no later than 5:30 on Wednesdays in the San Marcos office, which is open late on Wednesday. The Kyle office closes at 4:30 every day.

The whole process should take about 15 minute if the applicants have all the proper information.

Below is what is required by the State of Texas:

  1. Both applicants have to be 18 or older
  2. Both applicants have to be present
  3. Both have to present a state issued ID, DL, Birth Certificate or other approved identification
  4. Both need to know Social Security Number – we don’t need to see their card
  5. There’s a 72-hour waiting period to marry unless they are active military or have obtained a waiver from either a County Court at Law or District Judge in Texas
  6. The fee is $82 cash or credit card (3% service charge on credit card transactions) – no checks
  7. The Marriage License is good for 90 days – the applicants must get married within that time frame.

The county clerk’s offices are located at:

Hays County Government Center
712 S. Stagecraft Trail, Ste. 2008
San Marcos, Texas 78666

Hays County Pct. 2 Office
5458 FM 2770 at Crystal Meadow Drive
Kyle, Texas 78640

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