At first glance, it is not easy to see why governments keep a registry of records known as Napa County Marriage Records. After all, after a couple had obtained their marriage license and had registered their marriage government intervention was supposed to be the end and the new couple should live their new lives together in peace and harmony. The reasons that governments keep the records, however, are many, and one of the reasons is because these records certify that the marriage exists or existed in the first place. From this marriage, rights and obligations flow, and the government is interested in regulating that.
As they are public records, Marriage Records Napa County are supposed to be available to the public in general. However, this is only true when it comes to informational copies, as certified copies are restricted to persons identified in an exclusive list as provided for by the law. The general public would have to content themselves with informational copies, but both informational copies and certified copies provide just the same information, it is just that informational copies could only be used to obtain the information and nothing else, unlike certified copies that could then be used in official proceedings.