The reason that records are required when the ceremony of marriage is performed is so that the people could be sure that the marriage did actually happen. After all, new relations are formed when a couple is married, as well as new obligations, duties, privileges and responsibilities. A reasonable person would, of course, want to be certain of the authenticity of the marriage, hence, the reason why Calaveras County Marriage Records exist.
Marriage Records Calaveras County, or at least, those that could be requested, are divided into two types, informational and certified copies. Both have their own advantages, but both also have their own inherent limitations though both do provide the same information. A request for either type could be conducted at a number of sources, but in general, these sources are classified either as local or county level sources, and national or state level sources.
Calaveras County Marriage License Records may be requested at the local or county level through the office of the clerk of court. There are two procedures at this level that one could chose to use, request the copy either through mail or in person. A request through mail would require the searcher to first make the request letter detailing in the same the specifics of the record that would be requested. Attach to this letter a money order to correspond to the required fee which is fifteen dollars per copy of the record. Note that a request for a certified copy should be accompanied by a notarized sworn statement detailing the relationship of the requester with the parties to the marriage. A request for copies of records in person would require the searcher to head over to the office of the clerk and make the request there. Remember to bring a valid government issued identification card when doing so. As with requests through mail, the required fee is fifteen dollars per copy.