DeKalb County, Alabama Marriage Records
Marriage records are created each time a couple applies for a marriage license and then a certificate of marriage after the wedding ceremony. Regardless of where the marriage takes place, the marriage records are filed in the county which granted the marriage license. These records can provide vital information such as proving marital status, the maiden name of the bride, or even the couple’s parents’ names and birthplaces. In 2008, DeKalb County recorded 491 marriages.
Local Marriage Records
The DeKalb County Health Department provides copies of marriage records to the public at 500 Grand Avenue South in Ft.
Payne. Requesting the records in person provides a result in about 30 minutes or less. You can also call this office at 256-845-1931.
Unlike birth and death records, marriage records are not protected by state law from public viewing. This means that anyone can request and access them immediately upon the date of recording.
State Marriage Records
The Alabama Department of Public Health has also recorded marriage records since 1936. Instructions on how to request these by mail are found at http://adph.org/vitalrecords/index.asp?id=1562. If you need to request records dating prior to 1936, you must approach the DeKalb County Probate Office at 300 Grand Avenue SW, Suite 100 in Fort Payne. You can also call this office at 256-845-8510.
A downloadable mail-in application is found at http://adph.org/vitalrecords/assets/hs14eng.pdf. This form must include the full name of the bride and groom, the date and county of marriage, as well as your own name and contact information.
Standard fees are $15 for the first copy and $6 for each copy thereafter. For an additional fee, you can request marriage records online through the services of VitalChek at http://www.vitalchek.com/alabama-express-vital-records.aspx.
Any questions regarding marriage certificates in Alabama and the request process should be directed to the staff at 334-206-3418.
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