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Couples in Harris County get expedited Valentine's Day weddings

HCCO teamed up with the Heritage Society to offer express weddings at one of the historical venues at Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston.

HOUSTON — The Harris County Clerk's Office was hard at work on Valentine's Day to help lovestruck couples get married.

HCCO teamed up with the Heritage Society to offer express weddings at one of the historical venues at Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston.

“It’s just a quick one day, let’s get it done and let’s go celebrate," Heritage Society Executive Director Alison Bell said.

“They will get the time frame waived and then bring the license back to file and record it and they’re done," said Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth.

They waived the 72-hour waiting period so couples could get their license and get married on the same day!

HCCO was on-site at the Heritage Society at 1100 Bagby St. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to issue marriage licenses for a fee of $74. 

There are 10 other HCCO sites scattered all over Harris County that offer marriage licenses. Scroll down for other HCCO locations.

Marriage license requirements

  • A valid I.D. is required. 
  • Valid proof of Texas residency
  • Without proof of state residency on a valid form of identification from at least one applicant, the fee will be $174.

Sam Houston Park wedding sites

You can choose from several historic sites at Sam Houston Park with both indoor venues and outdoor spaces that offer "breathtaking skyline views."  

The grounds feature majestic oak trees, large, well-kept lawns, vibrant gardens and more.  

The wedding ceremonies were performed from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday. 

Forty couples tied the knot at the park on Valentine's Day.

Where to get a marriage license in Harris County


201 Caroline St., 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 274-8600

Baytown Annex

701 W. Baker Rd.
Baytown, TX 77521
(713) 274-2248

Chimney Rock Annex

6000 Chimney Rock Rd.
Houston, TX 77081
(713) 274-2929

Clay Road Annex

16715 Clay Rd.
Houston, TX 77084
(832) 927-7230

Clear Lake Annex

16603 Buccaneer Ln.
Houston, TX 77062
(832) 927-2910

Cypresswood Annex

6831 Cypresswood Dr.
Spring, TX 77379
(832) 927-7290

Humble Annex

7900 Will Clayton Pkwy.
Humble, TX 77338
(832) 927-2060

North Shepherd Annex

7300 N. Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77091
(832) 927-2050

Pasadena Annex

101 S. Richey St.
Pasadena, TX 77506
(713) 274-6230

South Belt Annex

10851 Scarsdale Blvd.
Houston, TX 77089
(713) 274-6918

Wallisville Annex

14350 Wallisville Road, Suite 111
Houston, TX 77049
(713) 274-6925

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