If you're looking to get married in the State of Alabama, you've come to the right website. Last year, Alabama made 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.
The fastest and easiest way for you to get your hands on the right Marriage Certificate, is for you to go to the state website and complete the Marriage Certificate online. Then print the form. Just click the green button above (Marriage Certificate Template) and you'll be directed to the actual form.
If you prefer to complete the Certificate by hand, you will need to obtain a Marriage Certificate form from any of the 60+ Alabama Offices of Probate.
Don't sign anything until you meet with the Notary. You'll need government-issued ID and the notary's fee.
The notary must watch you sign your name and then will administer an Affirmation (Oath).
Beginning April 3, 2020, in light of COVID-19 and State of Emergency, Alabama Notaries can notarize signatures online and remotely, using technology. Both you and the notary must be in the State of Alabama during the video-conference notarization.
We can help you find a Notary. You'll find a few listed below. If you need one who is closer, or one who can perform the notarization online, just give us a call.
The Notaries listed on this website have received formal training and are familiar with the Marriage Certificate process.
You have 30 days to record the signed and notarized Marriage Certificate at the Office of Probate. If you take longer than that your marriage may not be valid. So hurry! Don't be late.
You'll find a short list of Probate Offices below, with corresponding phone number and street address. (You're welcome.)
There is a fee you'll be required to pay to record the notarized Certificate. Each office charges a different fee.
Effective Friday, April 3, 2020, a Proclamation issued by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, allowed Alabama Notaries to conduct notarizations remotely. This option makes it safe for notarizations to be conducted during the COVID-19 Pandemic and "social distancing" ordinance.
If you need an Alabama Marriage Certificate notarized without having to meet the notary in person, Michelle can assist you online.
What is a remote notarization?
A remote notarization is when the document signers and the notary public can be at different locations during the notarization process. All parties must meet via two-way video and audio conference technology.
How would this work?
Governor Ivey's Proclamation outlined steps that the remote notary must follow in order to complete a remote notarization correctly. You can find a copy of the Proclamation below. You must be in the State of Alabama in order for the notary to conduct the remote notarization.
Here's one approach to having your Marriage Certificate notarized:
The couple completes the Alabama Marriage Certificate and prints a copy. They schedule an appointment with a remote notary. The notary sends the couple an email or text message containing a link. At a pre-determined date/time, the couple clicks the link to join a video conference with the notary. All three individuals are connected. They can see and hear each other.
During the video conference, the couple presents government issue ID, signs their names on the Certificate and take an Oath. The video-conference session will be recorded.
If the couple is not in a hurry, they can mail the signed Certificate, with original signatures, to the notary who will sign, date and apply their official notary seal. The couple will decide if they want the notary to return the notarized Certificate to them or forward it to the Probate Office for recording.
The effective date of the notarization would be the date and time the notary witnesses the couple's signatures during the videoconference session.
How much will a remote notarization cost?
Customers will be charged two fees: i) a Notary Fee of $5 per notarial act; II) a remote/administrative fee of $25. Additional fees could apply (i.e., overnight mailing charges, etc.) A formal, itemized quote will be issued by the remote notary. Payment must be made prior to the videoconference session.
What are the system requirements?
Customers will need a computer or mobile device with a webcam that has both video and audio capabilities. Customers must also be able to upload or transmit the completed Marriage Certificate to the notary.
Michelle will be on vacation from 10/31/20 - 11/2/20
Michelle can remotely (video-conference) notarize your Alabama Marriage Certificate as long as you are located in the State of Alabama.
Serving Birmingham & Jefferson Counties. John will drive to your location to conduct the notarization. Availability: 7 days a week BY APPOINTMENT. You can also reach him at:
Robert is from the Great State of Texas. East Texas to be specific. To book Robert call (214) 785-8794.
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220 Courthouse Square
Bay Minette, AL 35401
Phone: (251) 580-2501
500 2nd Ave SW
Cullman, AL 35055
716 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 325-5411, Option 2
100 South Clinton Street
Athens, AL. 35611
100 North Side Square
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 532-3330
101 South Lawrence Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 832-1244
101 S Edwards Street
Enterprise, AL 36330
Phone: (334) 347-2688
230-P North Court Street
Elba, AL 36323
Phone: (334) 897-2211
800 Forrest Ave
Gadsden, AL 35901
125 Broadnax St
Dadeville, AL 36853
Phone: (256) 825-4266
714 Greensboro Ave
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone: (205) 349-3870
1900 Third Ave
Jasper, AL 35501
Phone: (205) 384-7281
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.
The Alabama Marriage Certificate form should now be completed by the persons entering into marriage and delivered to the probate court for recording.
By visiting the Alabama Department of Public Health's website. Here's the link for couples 18 years of age and older.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the spouses sign on two different dates, this means the latest date of the two signatures.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Check the following websites for a list of trained and professional notaries: MarriageCertificateNotary.com; NotariesforAlabama.com; MobileNotaryAlabama.com
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.
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.
You may record an Alabama Marriage Certificate form in any Alabama county 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.
Certificates that are emailed or signed electronically will not be accepted.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
You will have to call the office of probate. Eventually, we will add that information to our website.
Some of our notary publics perform weddings. They can perform the ceremony and notarize your signature on the marriage certificate (marriage license).
Huntsville West Coworking, 3001 9th Ave SW, Huntsville, Alabama 35805, United States
We have notaries throughout the State of Alabama. If you don't see an area listed, just call and we'll try to connect you.