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Alabama Marriage Certificate and Marriage License

Alabama Marriage Certificate and Marriage License

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Looking for information about Alabama's New Marriage Law?

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If you're looking to get married in the State of Alabama, you've come to the right site.  On August 29, 2019, Alabama made HUGE changes to the way couples get married. Our website outlines the new requirements and makes it easy for you to obtain an official Alabama Marriage Certificate, and to find a nearby notary.

Three Easy Steps to Get Married in Alabama

Professional Alabama Notaries

Michelle Riley 256.503.6595

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Serving Huntsville, Alabama; Madison County and surrounding areas since 2006.  Michelle has a Huntsville office for appointments.  She can also drive to your location.

John R Dempsey, III 205.565.8057

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Serving all of Jefferson County, AL

John will drive to a convenient location to conduct the notarization.

Availability: 7 days a week

BY APPOINTMENT.

You can also reach him at service@afterworknotarytogo.com and www.afterworknotarytogo.com




Greg Spruell 256.759.2871

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Serving all of Madison County, Alabama and cities within.  Greg will meet you at a convenient location.

Availability: 7 days a week BY APPOINTMENT

You can also reach Greg at mobilenotaryhsv@gmail.com and www.mobilenotaryhsv.com.

Professional Notaries

Ed Harris 205.305.2920

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Serving Birmingham and surrounding areas including Jefferson, Shelby and St. Clair counties.  I will drive to your location or meet at my office.

Avast Realty Birmingham

EdHarris726@Gmail.com

www.edharris.avastrealty.com

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To claim this space, send an email to Michelle@NotariesforAlabama.com.

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To claim this space, send an email to Michelle@NotariesforAlabama.com.

Wedding Officiants

Robert Owens

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Robert is from the Great State of Texas. East Texas to be specific. To book Robert call (214) 785-8794.

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Alabama Probate Court

Baldwin County, AL

220 Courthouse Square

Bay Minette, AL 35401

Phone: (251) 580-2501

Cullman County, AL

500 2nd Ave SW

Suite 313

Cullman, AL 35055

(256) 775-4803

Jefferson County, AL

716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd

Suite 130

Birmingham, AL 35203

Phone: (205) 325-5411, Option 2

Limestone County, AL

100 South Clinton Street

Suite D

Athens, AL. 35611

(256) 233-6427

Madison County, AL

Downtown Huntsville

100 North Side Square

Huntsville, AL 35801

Phone: (256) 532-3330

Montgomery County, AL

101 South Lawrence Street

Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: (334) 832-1244

Alabama Probate Court

Coffee County, AL (Enterprise)

101 S Edwards Street

Enterprise, AL 36330

Phone: (334) 347-2688

Email:  coffeecoprobate-al.org

Coffee County AL (Elba)

230-P North Court Street

Elba, AL 36323

Phone: (334) 897-2211

Etowah County, AL

800 Forrest Ave

Gadsden, AL 35901

(256) 549-1444

Tallapoosa County, AL

125 Broadnax St

Dadeville, AL 36853

Phone: (256) 825-4266

Tuscaloosa County, AL

714 Greensboro Ave

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone: (205) 349-3870

Walker County, AL

1900 Third Ave

Jasper, AL 35501

Phone: (205) 384-7281

Frequently Asked Questions

What changed?

Persons wanting to marry in Alabama no longer have to file an application for a marriage license with county probate court, and the courts will no longer issue marriage licenses.

What else changed?

The Alabama Marriage Certificate form should now be completed by the persons entering into marriage and delivered to the probate court for recording.

How do I find a Marriage Certificate form?

By visiting the Alabama Department of Public Health's website.  Here's the link for couples 18 years of age and older.

What if I'm not 18?

There's a second version of the form for persons who are 16 to 17 years of age and require the consent of a parent or guardian to enter into marriage.

Can I still have a marriage ceremony?

Under the new law, a wedding ceremony is optional. You may have a ceremony, but is no longer required for a recognized marriage in Alabama.

What will be my marriage date?

The date of the marriage is the date that the affidavit on the Alabama Marriage Certificate form is signed by the two spouses, so long as the completed and notarized form is provided to the probate office for recording within 30 days of the date of the spouse's signatures.

More FAQs

What if my spouse and I sign on different dates?

The date of the marriage will be the latter of the dates of the spouses' signatures, provided the form is delivered to the probate office within 30 days of the date of the spouses' signatures.

What does "the latter of the dates" mean?

If the spouses sign on two different dates, this means the latest date of the two signatures.

When does my marriage become "legal"?

Your marriage is valid or "legal" when the properly completed, signed and notarized Alabama Marriage Certificate form is recorded by an Alabama probate court.  The marriage form must be delivered to the probate court within 30 days of the latter of the dates of the spouses' signatures for the marriage to be valid.

What if I take longer than 30 days?

The marriage would be considered invalid, and the spouses would need to complete a new Marriage Certificate form and deliver it to the probate court within the 30 days required by law.

Can minors marry in Alabama?

If you are under the age of 18, but  are at least 16 years of age, and have never been married, you can still marry in Alabama with the consent of a parent or guardian. The consenting parent(s) or guardian(s) must complete page 2 of the Marriage Certificate form, entitled "Affidavit of Consent for Marriage of a Minor".

More about minors.

For the marriage (minors) to be valid, the marriage form completed by the spouses and the Affidavit of Consent must be presented together to the probate court for recording.  The final Marriage Certificate will be a two-page document.

Even More FAQs

Where can I find a Notary?

Check the following websites for a list of trained and professional notaries:  MarriageCertificateNotary.com; NotariesforAlabama.com; MobileNotaryAlabama.com

How much will a Notary charge me?

Under Alabama law, a Notary Public is able to charge $5 for each signature that is notarized, and for each official act performed.  Notaries who drive to meet with you can charge an additional fee.  

How much does it cost to record a marriage with the probate court?

Every county probate court in Alabama sets its own fees for recording documents. Call the office of probate court  for its current recording fees or check the court's website to find a listing of recording fees.

Which probate court should I use?

You may record an Alabama Marriage Certificate form in any Alabama county probate court.

Can I mail the Alabama Marriage Certificate to the probate court?

Yes; but make sure it is received by the probate court within the 30 days required under law, in order for the marriage to be valid.

Can I email or fax the Alabama Marriage Certificate to the probate court?

Certificates that are emailed or signed electronically will not be accepted.

The Last of the FAQs

Will the probate court provide me with a certified copy of my Marriage Certificate after it has been

Some probate courts currently provide a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate to couples and have announced that they will continue to do so, but the practice is different from county to county.

How do I get additional certified copies of my Marriage Certificate?

 After the probate court records the Marriage Certificate, the original certificate will be forwarded to the Alabama Department of Public Health's Center for Health Statistics. Once the original certificate has been received and filed in the 

When can I request additional certified copies of my Marriage Certificate?

Once the original certificate has been received and filed in the Center for Health Statistics, you may request certificate through that office. For instructions on how to request certified copies of your certificate in person, online, by mail, or by phone, visit the Center's website. Use this link

Do notaries perform marriage ceremonies?

Most notaries do not perform marriage ceremonies. It is not a typical notarial act. However, some notaries are also ministers and perform weddings.  When scheduling an appointment with the notary, ask about other services.

I'm a Notary Public. How can I be listed on this website?

To be listed, send an email (below) with your name, county of residence and email address.  The site owner will let you know the cost and requirements.

How do I obtain recording fee information?

You will have to call the office of probate. Eventually, we will add that information to our website.

Helpful Forms and Downloads

FAQ Sheet 71427 (pdf)

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