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)
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. The State Office of Vital Records can search for and verify marriages that occurred on or after January 1, 2014.
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. You may also order online using one of our approved third party vendors.
- 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.