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.
This article contains general legal information and does not contain legal advice. Rocket Lawyer is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. The law is complex and changes often. For legal advice, please ask a lawyer.