You can get information about Georgia marriage records from the state Department of Public Health. Depending on the year the marriage was performed, you may be able to order a copy of the marriage record from the state office or you may need to contact the county Probate Court where the license was issued. An easier option may be to place an order online through one of the websites which specializes providing vital records to consumers on a 24/7 basis.
Marriage Records Available from the County Probate Court Office
If the marriage record you would like to order dates from before 1952 or after 1996, you will need to contact the count Probate Court where the license was issued. This office will issue a copy of the marriage license to the general public on request. Access the the marriage license application is restricted to the bride and groom named on the license.
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Depending on the Probate Court office, you may have the option of ordering a framable copy of a marriage record. If you plan to display the information after you receive it, ask whether this option is available.
Information Required to Order a Georgia Marriage Record
To place an order for a GA marriage record, you will need to provide the following information:
You will also need to specify the number of copies you wish to order.
Fees to Order Georgia Marriage Records
Under state law, the fee to order a record or perform a service must be paid in advance. The fee for one certified copy of a marriage record is $10.00. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $5.00 each. If you aren’t sure of the exact year the marriage occurred, the state can perform a multi-year search at a cost of $10.00 for each three-year period (or portion thereof). The state accepts certified checks and money orders payable to “Vital Records.”
Order a Marriage Record in Person
The state Public Health Office offers walk-in service for vital records at:
2600 Skyland Drive
Atlanta, GA 30319-3640
Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Order a Georgia Marriage Record by Mail
To order a marriage record by mail, send your request to:
2600 Skyland Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Ordering by mail or going to the Vital Records or County Probate Court Office is not always the most convenient option for consumers who want to order marriage records in Georgia. Visiting a website which is linked to an online database means you can place your order 24/7, without waiting for normal business hours or your request to arrive by mail. There are a number of reputable site waiting to fill your order; why don’t you check out one of them now?