Alaska Marriage Records

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How To Search Alaska Marriage Records

Alaska marriage records can be obtained through the Alaska Department of Public Health and Social Services. The state of Alaska will only provide official marriage certificates to either the bride or groom or a legal representative (must have and provide documentation of legal status with the married couple). This application must be completed and sent via fax, mail, or in person in order for your request to be processed. There is a fee for each license requested.

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When you complete your application to receive a marriage record from the state, you need to provide a copy of your photo ID with your application. If you are not the bride or the groom or a legal representative, your application will be denied.

Alaska Marriage RecordsIdentification Required to Obtain Alaska Marriage Records

• Driver’s license

• State-issued ID card

• Passport

• Military ID

• Tribal/BIA card

If you are unable to provide any of these forms of identification, you can call the Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics at 907-465-3391 to get assistance from a representative.The cost for a marriage license is $30 and you can expedite your request through the state for an additional $11. An expedited request is processed within three days.

What To Expect With Alaska Marriage Records

  • Your request for a certificate will be process in 2-3 weeks after receipt. Processing time may be longer during certain times of the year.
  • Heirloom requests can take 6 -8 weeks after receipt.
  • If your marriage record is not able to be found, $30 of your payment is kept by the bureau as a “search fee” and they will send you a statement of search. If your record is found later, you can return your statement of search in exchange for the certificate.

Alaska Marriage Records Online

If you just need basic information about a marriage that took place in Alaska, you can search online databases for public record information. This information will most likely include names, location of the marriage, and the date the marriage took place. You can start with places like SearchQuarry. These websites sometime charge a nominal fee for detailed records, but you may be able to find the basic information you need without paying.
If you need a more detailed record or are completing ancestry work, Ancestry.com memberships include access to marriage records. These records are not certified but are able to be viewed by those who are members of the site.
If you need to obtain a marriage license record from the state of Alaska, you have a few options. Alaska has moderate fees for requests for official records and restricts who may request these records. The third party sites described above will help you if you need some information about a marriage that took place in Alaska but don’t need very detailed information.

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Author: SQAdmin
Last Updated: December 16, 2017

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