Account
Get our app
Account Sign up Sign in

Make your Free Marriage Certificate Request Letter

A Marriage Certificate Request Letter can get you a copy of your marriage certificate, whether you got married last week or fifty years ago. If you're considering changing your name or updating your... Read more

Make document
Sample Marriage Certificate Request Letter Template
How It Works About Document Related Documents

How It Works

Create your document

Create your document

Answer a few simple questions to make your document in minutes

Save, print & share

Save, print & share

Save progress and finish on any device; download & print anytime

Sign & make it legal

Sign & make it legal

Securely sign online and invite others to sign

Making a Marriage Certificate Request Letter

  • What is a Marriage Certificate Request Letter?

    A Marriage Certificate Request Letter can get you a copy of your marriage certificate, whether you got married last week or fifty years ago. If you're considering changing your name or updating your passport, you may need proof of your marriage. You can get a copy of your certificate from the agency where you filed your license with a Marriage Certificate Request Letter.

    Use the Marriage Certificate Request Letter document if:

    • You need a copy of your marriage certificate.
    • You need proof of marriage for a name change or legal purposes.

    A Marriage Certificate Request Letter can formally prove that you've gotten married. Whether you need a copy to replace an original, take care of official business, or just want an extra for your records; getting an extra copy can be relatively easy and inexpensive. It can be a good idea to have an extra copy on hand, but you need to request it first. Sending a Marriage Certificate Request Letter is your first step to getting an official copy of your marriage certificate.

    Other names for this document: Request for Marriage Documents

  • What information is included in a marriage certificate?

    Your marriage certificate includes the following information:

    • 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.

  • What information may be needed to request a copy of a marriage certificate?

    To get a copy of your marriage certificate, you may need to provide the following information:

    • 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.

  • Where can you request a copy of your marriage certificate?

    The state office of vital statistics in the state where you were married will be the first place to go to find out the latest information on where to send your request and how to send your request. 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. Following is a list of state vital statistics offices.

    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

Last reviewed or updated 04/25/2022

Related documents

Ask a lawyer

Our On Call attorneys are here for you.
Characters remaining: 600
Rocket Lawyer On Call® Attorneys

WHY ROCKET LAWYER?

Easy legal documents at your fingertips

Answer a few simple questions to make your document in minutes

Easily customizable
Make unlimited revisions and copies. Sign online. Share and print anytime.
Legal and reliable
Our documents are vetted by lawyers and legal staff, so you can use them with confidence.
Added protection with Document Defense®
If there's a dispute, an On Call attorney can respond on your behalf. Included in your Premium plan.
Try Rocket Lawyer free for 7 days
Make your Premium document today and get back to doing what you love.

Looking for something else?