If you are planning to get married in the State of Arkansas, we recommend purchasing your marriage license in the State of Arkansas from any one of the 75 counties in the state. That license may then be legally used anywhere in Arkansas but must, however, be returned to the county where it was purchased to be duly recorded. Many marriage licenses purchased outside the State of Arkansas have special restrictions as to where that license may be used and special requirements as to who may sign that license (i.e. the wedding officiant) indicating that a legal wedding has indeed taken place. If you plan to go ahead and purchase your marriage license out of state, check with the clerk who sells it to you as to any special restrictions or requirements if that license is to be used in wedding performed outside the state of license origination.