Marriage Records

State of Georgia: Marriages


The State Office of Vital Records provides certified copies of marriage applications, certificates and verifications.

A marriage application and/or certificate is an official recording of a couple’s marriage. It is used for:

  • Serving as evidence of a name change for the involved parties
  • Legitimation purposes
  • Genealogical research
  • Divorce proceedings

Marriage Applications and Certificates:

These records are available at the State Office of Vital Records from June 1952 to August 1996.

(Please note: A certified copy of the marriage application is only available to the Bride/Party 1 and Groom/Party 2)

Download this pdf file. Request for Search of Marriage Form

Marriage Verifications:

If you are not sure of the county in which the marriage occurred or need this information for genealogical purposes, please consider requesting a marriage verification by filling out the form below.  The State Office of Vital Records can search for and verify marriages that occurred on or after January 1, 2014.

Download this pdf file. Marriage Verification Request Form

Requesting a copy

To request a copy of the marriage application, certificate, and/or verification, please complete and mail the applicable form to our office.

  • There is a $10.00 search fee for marriage requests
  • The $10.00 search fee is NON-REFUNDABLE; if the file is FOUND, one certified letter will be provided
  • There is an additional copy fee of $5.00 for each copy requested at the time of purchase

Changes to Marriage Certificates/Applications

To make a change to the application and/or certificate, please contact the probate court in the county in which the marriage occurred.


Page last updated 12/5/2022