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Do marriage license applications require background checks?

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I live in Texas and have an outstanding warrant. Will they run a background check when I apply for my marriage license? I live in Hidalgo County.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 7 months ago.
No they do not. They only ask for proof of identity and age, and ask that the marriage license be signed in front of the Clerk. However, keep in mind that warrants have no expiration, and they can be found in something as simple as a traffic stop, so they are best taken care of at your earliest opportunity.

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