Marriage is perhaps one of the most emotional, pivotal and very important milestones in an individual’s lifetime. Because it is that significant, the government has made sure that it is recorded; thus the marriage records. Certificates on marriages are vital records and vital records in Texas are housed in the Bureau of Vital Statistics, Department of State Health Services. Such entity serves the central repository for birth and death certificates, marriage and marriage dissolution archives, and adoption files. If you wish to obtain a copy of any Galveston County marriage records, only verification letters and index searches are provided by the state office.
This means that certified copies of marriage records Galveston County, since they are not available at the Bureau of Vital Records, can only accessed through the local county clerk. The Galveston County Clerk’s Office provides record retrieval services from 8 am to 5 pm during weekdays. Every marriage document costs $20. This is non-refundable even if the marriage file you appealed for is not found.