Whether you’re applying for health insurance coverage for your spouse, requesting to change your name with your bank, tracing your genealogy, or even adopting a child, there are a number of scenarios that call for a copy of your marriage certificate.

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Your marriage certificate includes:

  • The date and place you got married
  • The married couple’s maiden names and new married names if changing
  • The names of both sets of parents
  • The places of birth and residence of both spouses

To get a copy of your marriage certificate, write a letter to the vital statistics office of your county or state. You’ll need to include the following:

  • The full names of both spouses
  • The exact date of the marriage
  • The city/town, county and state where the marriage took place
  • Your reason for requesting the copy
  • Anyone on whose behalf you are requesting the copy
  • The number of copies you need
  • Your contact information (address, phone number, email)
  • A check for the retrieval, copy and delivery service (this can range from $10 to $20)

To get started, create your Marriage Certificate Request Letter with Rocket Lawyer.  Next, click your state below to find out where to mail your letter.

Note: If your marriage took place in another country, you’ll need to contact the embassy or consulate that’s closest to you, and have them request a copy of your marriage certificate.


State Offices of Vital Statistics

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland

 

Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina

 

South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming 

District of Columbia
Puerto Rico
New York City

Get started Make a Marriage Certificate Request Letter Answer some questions. We’ll take care of the rest.

Get started Make a Marriage Certificate Request Letter Answer some questions. We’ll take care of the rest.