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Are Alabama Marriage Records Public?

Yes, Alabama marriage records are generally considered public records. This means they are available to anyone who can provide sufficient information to facilitate a marriage record search. Alabama marriage records are documents containing information pertaining to marriage proceedings within state limits. A marriage record typically features information regarding the individuals involved as well as the license issuance and marriage dates. There are different types of marriage records provided by the state. Where and how to obtain these records varies depending on the type of record requested.

How to Find Alabama Marriage Records

The Alabama Center for Health Statistics maintains the records of marriages held in the state from December 1936 to date. Marriage records generated before December 1936 are available from Alabama Probate Courts in counties where the respective marriage licenses were issued. Per state law, these records are categorized as Alabama public records and can be provided to almost anyone. However, only Alabama public marriage records are provided to members of the public. Certified copies bearing a raised seal are accessible to persons who satisfy the state's eligibility requirements.

Marriage Record SearchCounty Health DepartmentContact Number
Autauga Health Department219 North Court Street
Prattville, Alabama 36067
Department Phone: (334) 361-3743
Fax: (334) 361-3718
Baldwin County Health Department22251 Palmer Street
P.O. Drawer 369
Robertsdale, Alabama 36567
Department Phone: (251) 947-3618
Fax: (251) 947-3557
Barbour County Health DepartmentP.O. Box 238
634 School Street
Eufaula, Alabama 36027
Department Phone: (334) 687-4808
Fax: (334) 687-6470
Bibb County Health Department281 Alexander Ave,
Centreville, AL 35042, United States
Department Phone: (205) 926-9702
Fax: (205) 926-6536
Blount County Health Department1001 Lincoln Avenue
Oneonta, Alabama 35121
Department Phone: (205) 274-2120
Fax: (205) 274-2210
Bullock County Health Department674 Hicks Industrial Boulevard
Union Springs, Alabama 36089
Department Phone: (334) 738-3030
Fax: (334) 738-3008
Butler County Health Department350 Airport Road
Greenville, Alabama 36037
Department Phone: (334) 382-3154
Fax: (334) 382-3530
Calhoun Health Department3400 McClellan Boulevard
Anniston, Alabama 36201
Department Phone: (256) 237-7523
Fax: (256) 238-0851
Chambers County Health Department5 North Medical Park Drive
Valley, Alabama 36854
Department Phone: (334) 756-0758
Fax: (334) 756-0765
Cherokee County Health Department833 Cedar Bluff Road
Centre, Alabama 35960
Department Phone: (256) 927-3132
Fax: (256) 927-2809
Chilton County Health Department301 Health Center Drive
Clanton, Alabama 35045
Department Phone: (205) 755-1287
Fax: (205) 755-2027
Choctaw County Health Department1001 South Mulberry Avenue
Butler, Alabama 36904
Department Phone: (205) 459-4026
Fax: (205) 459-4027
Clarke County Health Department22600 Highway 84 East
Grove Hill, Alabama 36451
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 477
Grove Hill, Alabama 36451
Department Phone: (251) 275-3772
Fax: (251) 275-8066
Clay County Health Department86892 Highway 9
Lineville, Alabama 36266
Department Phone: (256) 396-6421
Fax: (256) 396-9172
Cleburne County Health Department90 Brockford Road
Heflin, Alabama 36264-1605
Department Phone: (256) 463-2296
Fax: (256) 463-2772
Coffee County Health DepartmentHealth Department/Environmental Services
2841 Neal Metcalf Road
Enterprise, Alabama 36330
Department Phone: (334) 347-9574
Fax: (334) 347-7104
Colbert County Health Department1000 S. Jackson Highway
Sheffield, Alabama 35660
Department Phone: (256) 383-1231
Fax: (256) 383-8843
Conecuh County Health Department102 Wild Avenue
Evergreen, Alabama 36401
Department Phone: (251) 578-1952
Fax: (251) 578-5566
Coosa Health Department9518 U.S. Highway 231
Rockford, Alabama 35136
Department Phone: (256) 377-1068
Fax: (256) 377-1067
Covington County Health Department23989 Alabama Highway 55
Andalusia, Alabama 36420
Department Phone: (334) 222-1175
Fax: (334) 222-1560
Crenshaw County Health Department15 Hospital Drive
Luverne, Alabama 36049
Department Phone: (334) 335-2471
Fax: (334) 335-3795
Cullman County Health Department601 Logan Avenue, S.W.
Cullman, Alabama 35055
Department Phone: (256) 734-1030
Fax: (256) 737-9646
Dale County Health Department532 W. Roy Parker Road
Ozark, Alabama 36360
Department Phone: (334) 774-5146
Fax: (334) 774-2333
Dallas County Health Department100 Samuel O. Moseley Drive
Selma, Alabama 36701
Department Phone: (334) 874-2550
Fax: (334) 875-7960
DeKalb County Health Department2401 Calvin Drive, Southwest
Fort Payne, Alabama 35967
Department Phone: (256) 845-1931
Fax: (256) 845-2967
Elmore County Health Department6501 U.S. Highway 231
Wetumpka, Alabama 36092
Department Phone: (334) 567-1186
Fax: (334) 567-1186
Escambia County Health Department8600 Highway 31 North
Atmore, Alabama 36502
Department Phone: (251) 368-9188
Fax: (251) 368-9189
Etowah County Health Department709 East Broad Street
Gadsden, Alabama 35903
Department Phone: (256) 547-6311
Fax: (256) 549-1579
Fayette Health Department215 1st Avenue NW
Fayette, Alabama 35555
Department Phone: (205) 932-5260
Fax: (205) 932-3532
Franklin County Health DepartmentFranklin County Health Department
801 Highway 48
Russellville, Alabama 35654
Mailing Address
Franklin County Health Department
P.O. Box 100
Russellville, Alabama 35653
Department Phone: (256) 332-2700
Fax: (256) 332-1563
Geneva County Health Department300 County Road 41
Hartford, Alabama 36344
Department Phone: (334) 684-2256
Fax: (334) 684-3970
Greene County Health Department412 Morrow Avenue
Eutaw, Alabama 35462-1109
Department Phone: (205) 372-9361
Fax: (205) 372-9283
Hale County Health Department670 Hall Street
Greensboro, Alabama 36744
Department Phone: (334) 624-3018
Fax: (334) 624-4721
Henry County Health DepartmentP.O. Box 86
505 Kirkland Street
Abbeville, Alabama 36310
Department Phone: (334) 585-2660
Fax: (334) 585-3036
Houston County Health Department1781 East Cottonwood Road
Dothan, Alabama 36301
(334) 678-2800
(334) 678-2817
Jackson County Health Department204 Liberty Lane
Scottsboro, Alabama 35769-4133
Department Phone: (256) 259-4161
Fax: ( 256) 259-1330
Jefferson County Health Department1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35233
Department Phone: (205) 933-9110
Lamar County Health Department300 Springfield Road
Vernon, Alabama 35592
Department Phone: (205) 695-9195
Fax: (205) 695-9214
Lauderdale County Health Department4112 Chisholm Road
Florence, Alabama 35630
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3569
Florence, Alabama 35630
Department Phone: (256) 764-7453
Fax: (256) 764-4185
Lawrence County Health Department13299 Alabama Highway 157
Moulton, Alabama 35650
Mailing address:
13299 Alabama Highway 157
Moulton, Alabama 35650
Department Phone: (256) 974-1141
Fax: (256) 974-5587
Lee County Health Department1801 Corporate Drive
Opelika, Alabama 36801
Department Phone: (334) 745-5765
Fax: (334) 745-9830
Limestone County Health Department20371 Clyde Mabry Drive
Athens, Alabama 35611
Department Phone: (256) 232-3200
Fax: (256) 232-6632
Lowndes County Health Department507 East Tuskeena Street
Hayneville, Alabama 36040
Department Phone: (334) 548-2564
Fax: (334) 548-2566
Macon County Health Department812 Hospital Road
Tuskegee, Alabama 36083
Department Phone: (334) 727-1800
Fax: (334) 727-7100
Madison County Health Department301 Max Luther Drive NW
Huntsville, Alabama 35811
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 17708
Huntsville, Alabama 35810
Department Phone: (256) 539-3711
Fax: (256) 536-2084
Marengo County Health Department303 Industrial Drive
Linden, Alabama 36748
Department Phone: (334) 295-4205
Fax: (334) 295-0124
Marion County Health Department2448 Military Street South
Hamilton, Alabama 35570
Department Phone: (205) 921-3118
Fax: (205) 921-7954
Marshall County Health Department150 Judy Smith Drive
Guntersville, Alabama 35976
Main: (256) 582-3174
Fax: (256) 582-3548
Mobile County Health DepartmentMobile County Health Department
251 North Bayou St.
Mobile, Alabama 36603
Department Phone: (251) 690-8158
Monroe County Health Department416 Agriculture Drive
Monroeville, Alabama 36460
Department Phone: (251) 575-3108
Fax: (251) 575-7935
Montgomery County Health Department3060 Mobile Highway
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
Department Phone: (334) 293-6400
Fax: (334) 293-6410
Morgan County Health Department3821 Hwy. 31 South
Decatur, Alabama 35603
Department Phone: (256) 353-7021
Fax: (256) 353-7901
Perry County Health Department1748 South Washington St.
Marion, Alabama 36756
Department Phone: (334) 683-6153
Fax: (334) 683-4509
Pickens County Health Department80 William E. Hill Drive
Carrollton, Alabama 35447
Department Phone: (205) 367-8157
Fax: (205) 367-8376
Pike County Health Department900 South Franklin Drive
Troy, Alabama 36081
Department Phone: (334) 566-2860
Fax: (334) 566-8534
Randolph County Health Department320 Main Street
Roanoke, Alabama 36274
Department Phone: (334) 863-8981
Fax: (334) 863-8975
Russell County Health Department1850 Crawford Road
Phenix City, Alabama 36867
Department Phone: (334) 297-0251
Fax: (334) 291-5478
Shelby County Health Department2000 County Services Drive
P.O. Box 846
Pelham, Alabama 35124
Department Phone: (205) 664-2470
Fax: (205) 664-4148
St. Clair County Health Department1175 23rd Street North
Pell City, Alabama 35125
Department Phone: (205) 338-3357
Fax: (205) 338-4863
Sumter County Health Department1121 North Washington Street
Livingston, Alabama 35470
Department Phone: (205) 652-7972
Fax: (205) 652-4331
Talladega County Health DepartmentPhysical Address:
1004 South Street E
Talladega, Alabama 35160
Mailing Address:
Talladega Health Department
P.O. Box 455
Talladega, Alabama 35161
Department Phone: (256) 362-2593
Fax: (256) 362-0529
Tallapoosa County Health Department2078 Sportsplex Boulevard
Alexander City, Alabama 35010
Department Phone: (256) 329-0531
Fax: (256) 329-1798
Tuscaloosa County Health Department2350 Hargrove Road East
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405
Department Phone: (205) 562-6900
Fax: (205) 562-6903
Walker County Health Department705 20th Avenue East
Jasper, Alabama 35501
Department Phone: (205) 221-9775
Fax: (205) 221-8810
Washington County Health Department14900 St. Stephens Avenue
Chatom, Alabama 36518
Department Phone: (251) 847-2245
Fax: (251) 847-3480
Wilcox County107 Union Street
Camden, Alabama 36726
Department Phone: (334) 682-4515
Fax: (334) 682-4796
Winston County110 Legion Road
Double Springs, Alabama 35553
Mailing Address:
110 Legion Road
Double Springs, Alabama 35553
Department Phone: (205) 489-2101
Fax: (205) 489-2634

How to Find Out if Someone is Married in Alabama

Residents can find out if someone is married in Alabama by acessing vital or personal records maintained in the county. Since Alabama marriage law considers marriage records to be public records, requestors can query the relevant custodian to find Alabama marriage licenses or Alabama marriage certificates issued to the individuals. Queries may be directed to the Alabama Department of Public Health or the county clerk in the judicial district where they are resident.

How to Check Marriage Status Online

To check marriage status online, residents may visit the website of the local county clerk or search the online court dockets maintained by the county court clerk. Both custodians maintain an online database of documents that members of the public may search to find proof of an individual's marital status. The documents of interest, in this case, include the marriage license, marriage dissolution records, marriage certificates, divorce decree, or related divorce record information. The following information may be used to search for a marriage record of interest:

  • The names of the subjects of the record
  • The place and date the marriage license was issued
  • The subject's birth date
  • The place and date of the marriage
  • The marriage license number

What is Considered a Marriage Record in Alabama?

Alabama marriage records are official documents proving that couples are legally married in the state. The two types of marriage records recognized in Alabama are marriage licenses and marriage certificates. Although these records serve different purposes, they share similar features and provide the following information:

  • Full names of the parties involved in the unions recorded
  • Where and when the recorded marriages occurred

Both government websites and organizations may offer divorce certificates in Alabama and marriage records. Similarly, third-party public record websites can also provide these types of records. However, because third-party organizations are not operated or sponsored by the government, record availability may vary. Further, marriage and dissolution of marriage records are considered highly private and are often sealed, meaning the availability of these types of records cannot be guaranteed.

How to Look Up Public Marriage Records for Free

While requestors will likely be unable to find public marriage records for free, they may be able to view these records at minimal cost. To do so, the inquirer may visit the county courthouse in the county where the marriage license was issued and use the self-service computers available (if applicable to the county). The databases can be searched using relevant search queries and personal information pertaining to the individual of interest. However, if the requestor requires a copy of the marriage record, they will be required to pay a fee to cover the cost of copies; fees may be paid in cash or via money order payable to the custodian.

What is Considered a Marriage Certificate in Alabama?

Marriage certificates in Alabama are documents issued to couples after conducting marriage ceremonies. Marriage certificates can be certified or uncertified. The availability of both types varies. Certified copies of marriage certificates are primarily available to couples named on these records. Other eligible persons include the couples’ first-degree relatives and designated legal representatives. Certified copies are not available to third parties because they can be used to establish identity when applying for legal name changes, family insurance, dual citizenship, joint taxation, and loan applications.

How Do I Get a Marriage Certificate Form in Alabama?

Prospective couples can obtain marriage certificate forms in five simple steps:

  • Print and carefully complete the Marriage Certificate Form provided on the Alabama Center for Health Statistics website
  • Provide a government-issued photo ID as proof of identification
  • Present the form and valid ID to a Notary Public for authentication
  • Within 30 days of notarization, visit the probate court located in the county of choice and submit the completed form
  • Pay applicable filing/recording fees

Minors between 16 and 17 years must submit a completed affidavit of consent forms alongside their marriage certificate forms. Additional requirements that some county probate courts may request include consenting parents’ IDs and proof of residency.

Provided IDs must be government-issued. They include but are not limited to a valid driver’s license, passport, original birth certificate, national ID card, and any state-issued photo ID, which provides satisfactory evidence that applicants’ names and faces match their IDs.

Essentially, the fee schedule for recording marriage certificate forms varies among counties. For instance, Jefferson County Probate Court charges $84.50, while Mobile County charges $70 for the same purpose. However, in most counties, the applicable fees do not exceed $100.

Family Court records can include marriage records and divorce records. These records contain the personal information of those involved, and their maintenance is critical should anyone involved wish to make changes. Because of this, both marriage and divorce records can be considered more difficult to locate and obtain than other public records and may not be available through government sources or third-party public record websites.

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Marriage Certificate in Alabama?

Order marriage certificates from the Alabama Center for Vital Statistics by physically visiting the office or sending a mail.

In Person:

Visit the Office of the Alabama Center for Vital Statistics with important information about the record in question. Also, bring along the appropriate fees and required documents. The applicable search/copying fee is $15 for the first copy and $6 for each additional copy of the same certificate ordered at the same time. Pay the total fee with a check or money order made payable to the “State Board of Health”. Deliver these to the requested room located at:

Alabama Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street, Suite 1150
Montgomery, AL 36104

By Mail

To make a marriage certificate request by mail, download, print, and complete the Marriage Section of the Vital Records Application Form provided on the Alabama Center for Vital Statistics webpage. This form is also available in Spanish. Send the completed form along with appropriate fees, government-issued ID, and a self-addressed envelope to

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

The first copy of a marriage certificate is $15, and each additional copy costs $6. The fee must be paid by check or money order made out to the “State Board of Health”.

What is Considered a Marriage License in Alabama?

Marriage licenses in the State of Alabama are written authorizations that permit intending couples to marry formally. In the past, a marriage license must be obtained before a marriage ceremony is performed and a certificate is officially issued. However, this is no longer the case in Alabama. In August 2019, marriage licenses were abolished and replaced with marriage certificate forms. As such, a license is no longer required for a marriage to be legally authorized in the state.

How to Change Your Name After Marriage in Alabama

Parties can apply for a name change after marriage in Alabama with an official Alabama marriage certificate. After obtaining the marriage certificate, the applicant must inform the Social Security Administration (SSA) if they intend to change their name after marriage. This process is essential as it makes the name change official. The requirements for applying for a name change with the SSA include:

  • Completing a form SS-5 application
  • Providing proof of name change, that is a certified copy of the couple's marriage certificate.
  • Submitting proof of identity

It can take up to three weeks for the SSA to process an application for a name change. Driver's license, state-issued identification, and other documents will also need to be updated. Parties changing their name after marriage should visit a local probate office, licensing office, or Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Driver License Office to do this. The necessary documents include a completed application for a duplicate license form, proof of social security name change, and proof of identity.

Alabama Public Marriage Licenses

Formal marriage licenses are the widely known traditional documents issued to eligible applicants by the state’s Probate Courts. These documents give prospective couples the right to perform marriage ceremonies. Given that marriage licenses are no longer valid in the State of Alabama, intending couples must procure marriage certificate forms for the same purpose. While these forms are issued at the state level by the Alabama Department of Public Health, they must be completed in the presence of a public notary and then submitted to the Probate Court located in the county of choice. To be legally authorized to obtain a marriage certificate form, both parties must be 18 years or older, not related by blood, and not in any current marriage. Minors between 16 and 17 years are eligible after receiving parental consent.

Alabama Common Law Marriage Licenses

Usually, a marriage license is not a prerequisite for a common-law marriage to be legally recognized. A common law marriage in the state of Alabama is a marriage entered by cohabitants without a marriage license, ceremony, or solemnization. However, effective as of January 2017, common-law marriages were abolished and no longer considered valid in Alabama. Persons already in common law marriages before this date are exempt and still considered married by law.

Are Prenups Public Record in Alabama?

No. Prenups are considered private agreements signed by two intending parties ready for marriage. Hence, the agreement is not available to the public. However, in selected cases, these records may be subpoenaed from the office of the county clerk if it is relevant in a legal matter.