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Escambia County Marriage Records

Although it is acknowledged that marriage is something that usually involves only two people and their close friend and relatives, it must be remembered that marriage is something that involves the whole community. This is because marriage is not only a ceremony, it is also a proceeding through which the status of the person who is getting married is changed, and status is something from which rights and obligations flow from, in addition to the fact that status is more or less permanent in the eyes of the law and would follow the person no matter where he or she may go. It is thus important to know about marriage records, such as Escambia County Marriage Records, because more often than not, these records provide the best way to validate the existence of the marriage.

Like all marriage records, Marriage Records Escambia County may be used in a number of proceedings, such as in proceedings involving claiming social security and pension benefits as well as the typical proceedings such as judicial proceedings involving collection and eviction. Often though, these records are very important in cases involving adoption, and name changes. This does not mean that marriage records are limited in their use only for public proceedings, because these records may also be used in purely private matters where the existence of a marriage is something that is of great importance to those involved.

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A person who would require a copy of Escambia County Marriage License Records would have a number of sources from where he or she could request for the copy. At the local or county level, this would be from the office of the clerk of courts who is the official custodian of all public records within the borders of the county.
Unfortunately, the local clerk of courts is undergoing a system upgrade, which means that the usual method of requesting for the records online has been taken down for the time being. In its stead, the procedure being used at this level is to make the request in person, which would require the person making the request to go directly to the office and make his or her request there.

Another source of Public Marriage Records Florida could be located at the national or state level, and this would be the Office of Vital Records of the Florida Department of Health. At this level, the procedure that is being followed is making the request through mail. There are two types of marriage records that may be requested for at this level, and though both would provide the same information, the commemorative marriage certificate request is more expensive at thirty dollars. The other form of marriage record is only for five dollars for the first record requested, plus an additional four dollars for every copy of the exact same record that may be requested at the same time.

Of course, the searcher may also make a search for marriage records online through the use of online databases. Using a faster and more efficient platform, these databases could provide the marriage record faster and without the need for the user to actually leave his or her house in order to locate the record. Most of these databases also charge minimal fees, if at all, for the use of their services.

Marriage Records Escambia County
The procedure given below must be followed when requesting for records at the state level

  • Decide first if you want an ordinary marriage record or a commemorative marriage record
  • If you want an ordinary marriage record
    • First, visit the website of the Office of Vital Records and download the relevant form
    • Accomplish the form. Note that all blanks must be filled.
    • Make a money order or check to answer for the required fee of five dollars for the first copy, then an additional four dollars for every other copy requested for at the same time.
    • Send all requirements to the office for processing.
    • Allow for four to six weeks of processing time. At the end of the time, the record you had requested for would be sent to you.
  • If there are no records, you would be issued a form reflecting the same, plus a request for refund for the fees that you had paid, minus the five dollar searching fee.

    • If you want a commemorative marriage certificate.
    • First, visit the website of the Office of Vital Records and obtain the order form
    • Accomplish the form.
    • Make a money order or check to answer for the required fee of thirty dollars.
    • Send all requirements to the office for processing.
    • Allow for four to six weeks for processing time.
    • If there are no records in the office, you would be issued a certificate reflecting the same, plus a request for refund form for the twenty five dollars. The five dollar searching fee is non-refundable.

Escambia County Marriage License Records

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