Residents looking for the Dutchess County marriage records must not go anywhere else but at home at the County Clerk’s office for they have been designated by laws and constitution to be the official database for all the vital records including the marriage documents. Requestors must trace where the marriage occurred to be able to proceed with the search. But it should only take place within the City or Town where individuals dwell in. You get a lot of records being kept on marital reports since the clerk’s office was able to archive the said reports from 1907 to 1935. They don’t have the same type of records prior to that time.
For more recent marital records you should see the State Department of Health as they are the only ones having possession of the present documents. Today, the clerk’s office is able to provide the marriage records Dutchess County either through the manual procedure or with the aid of computers. The manual process is done by either submitting your request via mail or doing the request in person. The computer-based search on the other hand is accomplished by downloading or printing documents through the official website of the county clerk for $0.50 per page. You must be very clear in your request whether or not you need a certified copy of it or if it is for information purposes only.