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How to Obtain a Marriage Certificate Copy

A marriage certificate is a form containing vital information about the wedding that took place. This document is a legal record of the union between the two people who were married. This certificate will include the bride and groom’s full names, the date of the marriage and the name of the officiating person. In some instances, it might also contain the signature of a witness to the event. The person who officiates the wedding provides the certificate, and also is responsible for sending it into the county clerk’s office. This certificate is the only legal record of the marriage, so it is important to have it filed properly.

How to Obtain a Certified Marriage Certificate Copy

A certified copy of the marriage certificate can be obtained by contacting the county clerk’s office in the county where the marriage was performed. This copy is an exact replica of the original marriage certificate filed with the court. Some counties provide their marriage certificate request forms online, making it convenient to complete the form and send it in. People who do not have Internet access can still request a certified copy of their certificate by sending a letter with the required information. Calling the county clerk’s office is a good way to obtain needed information about where to send the letter and what fees might be involved.

The letter should contain the names of the bride and groom prior to the marriage, as well as the name of the person who officiated. It should also include the city and date of the wedding, why the person is requesting a copy, the person’s name, address, driver’s license or ID number and signature. Always include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return purposes, as well as a check for the fees.

How to Obtain a Non Certified Marriage Certificate Copy

There are also non-certified copies of marriage certificates available to purchase online. Commemorative certificates are decorative prints created for display. These prints will have the names of the wedded couple and the date their marriage took place. The background of the print is usually colored and can include some type of sentimental image, such as a pair of wedding bands. These non-certified copies can be purchased online through different government offices, as well as through private retailers. These certificates are not legal records and are designed for informational purposes only.

Additional Marriage Certificate Resources

Marriage Records Search

Obtain Certified Marriage Certificate

Marriage and Divorce Statistics

History of Marriage in the US

Ordination to Marry Someone

National Organization for Marriage

Marriage Certificate Copy
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7 responses to “Marriage Certificate Copy

  1. I lost my marriage certificate,I need help to print out another one ,this is very important.
    Thank you
    Lias h
    Best regards

    1. Hello Lias,

      At SearchQuarry.com we cannot print out an official marriage certificate. We offer public records access which includes marriage records, but it would not be an official copy. For an official copy of a marriage record, try this website: https://www.vitalchek.com/marriage-records

      Best Regards,

      The SearchQuarry Team

  2. Hi, W e are in the US, but need an original copy of my marriage certificate. How can I obtain it.
    I’m retiring in 6 months. Fidelity Investment need to see my marriage certificate prior receiving my pension distribution.

    1. Hello Eduardo,

      We can assist you with online Marriage records however if you need an original Certificate of Marriage you will need to contact the county court recorder in the county and state you were married in. If you can provide that information I can help you find the right person to talk to.

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

  3. Mr.Lebena Edmond and Mrs Kuudaar Tipo will be getting marriage on the 20 march 2017 at Lawra Regular Baptist Church. Time 10:30am

    1. Hello Lebena,

      That’s great. Is there a marriage record search we can assist you with?

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

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