Alabama marriage records dating from 1936 to the present can be ordered from the Center for Health Statistics. Records for marriages before 1936 must be ordered from the probate office in the county where the license was issued. Orders for vital records may also be ordered online from websites specializing in providing this information to consumers for a fee.
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Who Can Order Alabama Marriage Records
There are no restrictions on who can order Alabama marriage records. Anyone who can provide enough details for a search to be conducted can request a record on payment of the required fee.
Information Required to Order Alabama Marriage Records
You will need to provide the following information when placing an order for an Alabama marriage record:
You will be required to provide your full name and signature. The Center for Health Statistics will need your mailing address and a daytime phone number in case the staff needs to contact you about your order.
Fee to Order Alabama Marriage Records
The search fee for a marriage certificate is $15.00 and is nonrefundable. This amount includes either one certified copy of the marriage record or a “Certificate of Failure to Find.” Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $6.00 each.
Order an Alabama Marriage Record in Person
You can obtain a marriage record from any county health department in the state. In most cases, you will receive the requested record while you wait. If you arrive at the office later in the afternoon, your request may need to wait until the next business day for staff to conduct a search for the marriage record.
Order an Alabama Marriage Record by Mail
To order a marriage record by mail, send your request to:
Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5625
Enclose a check or money order payable to “State Board of Health.” Do not send cash in the mail.
Order an Alabama Marriage Record Online
While the state of Alabama does not offer an online order service directly, it has arranged for an independent payment processing company to take them. The processing company will add a fee onto the standard amount charged to order a marriage record. Major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa) are accepted for online orders.
A quick and easy way to order Alabama marriage records is to visit a dedicated website which can provide this information to customers for a fee. You can start your search at any time of the day or night and place your order right away without having to wait until normal business hours. With the number of reputable sites ready to serve you, there is no better time to get started than right now!