Obtaining a Copy of Your Marriage Certificate

copy of my marriage certificate

Finally receiving the document that shows that you are legally married is an exciting step. Unfortunately, it tends to take a little bit of time before you will be able to obtain the officially recognized certificate.

To help get you prepared for obtaining the certificate, the following is an overview of how you can obtain a copy of a marriage certificate on a statewide level. Keep in mind that in some circumstances, marriage certificates may also be available at the local or county level (where you were actually married). Thus, it is recommended that you start there when looking for the right place.

It is also very important to note that state and county requirements and contact information pertaining to obtaining a copy of your marriage certificate copy can change at any time. Thus, be sure to review your state’s specific laws and procedures.

Marriage Certificate Information by State

Contact the below offices to get the copy of your marriage certificate.  


Alabama Department of Public Health

Bureau of Vital Statistics

434 Monroe St.

Montgomery, Alabama 36130-3017


Bureau of Vital Statistics Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

P.O. Box 110610

Juneau, Alaska 99811-0610


Marriage certificates are maintained by the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the event occurred.


Division of Vital Records

4815 West Markham Street

Little Rock, AR 72205


California birth, death, fetal death, stillbirth, marriage and divorce records are maintained by the California Department of Public Health Vital Records.


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

4300 Cherry Creek Drive South

Denver, Colorado 80346-1530


Connecticut Department of Public Health

Vital Records Section

Customer Services, MS # 11 VRS

PO Box 340308

Hartford, CT 06134-0308


Office of Vital Statistics

P.O. Box 637

Dover, DE 19903

District of Columbia

DC Superior Court

500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Rm. 4485

Washington, DC 20001  


Department of Children and Families

Division of Vital Statistics

O. Box 210

Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042


Vital Records

2600 Skyland Drive NE

Atlanta, GA 30319-3640


State Department of Health

Office of Health Status Monitoring

Issuance/Vital Statistics Section

P.O. Box 3378

Honolulu, HI 96801


Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics

450 W. State St., 1st Floor

PO Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720


Illinois Dept. of Public Health

Division of Vital Records

605 W. Jefferson St.

Springfield, IL 62702-5097


Vital Records Section

State Department of Health

2 North Meridian Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204


Iowa Department of Public Health

321 E. 12th, 4th Floor

Des Moines, IA 50319


Office of Vital Statistics

Curtis State Office Building

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 120

Topeka, KS 66612-2221


Kentucky Dept. for Public Health

Office of Vital Statistics

275 East Main Street – IE-A

Frankfort, KY 40621


Vital Records Registry

P.O. Box 60630

New Orleans, LA 70160


Vital Statistics

Office of Vital Statistics

State House Station #11

Augusta, ME 04333-0011


Maryland Division of Vital Records

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

P.O. Box 68760

Baltimore, MD 21215-0020


Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

Department of Public Health

150 Mt. Vernon Street

Boston, MA 02125


Vital Records

3423 North Martin Luther King Boulevard

P.O. Box 30195

Lansing, MI 48909


Marriage certificates are available from the county that issued the marriage license.


Michigan Department of Public Health

Bureau of Vital Statistics

434 Monroe St.

Montgomery, Michigan 36130-3017


Mississippi Vital Records

P.O. Box 1700

Jackson, MS 39215-1700


Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Department of Health and Human Services

Vital Statistics Bureau

111 N. Sanders, Room 205

Helena, MT 59620


Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

930 Wildwood

P.O. Box 570

Jefferson City, MO 65102


Department of Health and Human Services

Vital Statistics Bureau

111 N. Sanders, Room 205

Helena, MT 59620


1913 through June 1976, contact:

Nebraska Health & Human Services System – Vital Statistics

P.O. Box 95065

301 Centennial Mall South

Lincoln, NE 68509

Prior to 1913, contact:

Nebraska State Historical Society

PO Box 82554

Lincoln, NE 68501-2554


Office of Vital Records

4150 Technology Way, Suite 104

Carson City, NV 89706

New Hampshire

Bureau of Vital Records

6 Hazen Drive

Concord, NH 03301

New Jersey

New Jersey Department for Public Health

Bureau of Vital Statistics

P.O. Box 370

Trenton, NJ 08625-0307

New Mexico

Vital Statistics

New Mexico Health Services Division

P.O. Box 26110

Santa Fe, NM 87502

New York

Vital Records Section

New York State Department of Health

Empire State Plaza

Albany, New York 12237-0023

North Carolina

NC Vital Records

P.O. Box 29537

Raleigh, NC 27626-0537

North Dakota

Division of Vital Records

State Capitol

600 East Boulevard Avenue

Bismarck, ND 58505-0200


Bureau of Vital Statistics

Ohio Department of Health

35 East Chestnut Street, 6th Floor

P.O. Box 15098

Columbus, OH 43215-0098


Marriage certificates can be obtained from the Clerk of Court in the county where the marriage license was issued.


Oregon Vital Records

PO Box 14050

Portland, OR 97293-0050


101 South Mercer St., Room 401

P.O. Box 1528

New Castle, PA 16101

Rhode Island

Division of Vital Records

3 Capitol Hill, Room 101

Providence, RI 02908-5097

South Carolina

Office of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

2600 Bull Street

Columbia, SC 29201

South Dakota

Vital Records

State Department of Health

600 East Capitol Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501-2536


Tennessee Vital Records

Department of Health

421 5th Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37243


Bureau of Vital Statistics

Texas Department of Health

P.O. Box 12040

Austin, TX 78711-2040


Bureau of Vital Records

Utah Department of Health

288 North 1460 West

P.O. Box 141012

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012


VT Dept. of Health

Vital Records Unit

108 Cherry Street,

PO Box 70

Burlington, VT 05402


VDH, Office of Vital Records

and Health Statistics

P.O. Box 1000

Richmond, VA 23218-1000


Washington Dept. of Health

Center for Health Statistics

P.O. Box 9709

Olympia, WA

West Virginia

To obtain marriage records in West Virginia marriage records, you will need to contact the Marriage License Clerk at the County Court House in the county where the license was issued.


Vital Records

1 West Wilson Street

P.O. Box 309

Madison, WI 53701


Vital Records Services

Hathaway Building

Cheyenne, WY 82002

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