Marriage had always been an activity that is imbued with public interest. This is because marriage is a social event and from the celebration of which, new relationships, as well as new obligations, duties, and responsibilities, stem from. It is thus easy to see why it should be regulated, yet respected. One of the more visible signs of government regulation when it comes to marriage is the fact that there are such things called Contra Costa County Marriage Records.
Marriage Records Contra Costa County are simply the collection of government records related to marriage. They are public records, a classification that means that they are supposed to be available to the public at all times. There are also two types of marriage records copies that could be given to the public, informational and certified copies, though both contain the same information. The only differences between the two of them are their limitations and uses. Informational copies could only be used for verifying information, but it could be obtained by anyone regardless of their relationship with the parties to the marriage. Certified copies, on the other hand, are the more official version and could be used for anything. They, however, are limited in the sense that only a party to the marriage, or a relative of the same, could obtain them, hence, the requirement for a notarized sworn statement when requesting for them.