Marriage Records

State of Georgia: Marriages

Overview:

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.  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.