One of the most important records that a person could ask for in a county is a marriage record. This is because a marriage record is something that could identify not only the person whom the records refer to, but also the existence of the marriage itself, and marriage, as something that follows the person no matter where he or she may go in his or her life, is something that sometimes needs to be proven. There is also the fact that marriage attaches upon a married person certain rights and obligations that are binding upon the whole world and are exclusive for them. Thus, the need for marriage records such as Bibb County Marriage Records.
Like all marriage records, Marriage Records Bibb County are public records, and such a designation affords a person who is searching for such records two advantages that one could use. The first is that public records are just that, public records that are available to the public at any given time and may be requested for any purpose. As public records, marriages records are also under the scope of the presumption of regularity, which means that it is presumed that the information contained therein are accurate. The person, who would claim otherwise, would have to prove his or her allegation.
A person who desires to obtain a copy of Bibb County Marriage License Records would first have to identify the year where the license was issued. This is because for the years 1952 to 1956, the license records are available at the state level through the Office of Vital Records of the Georgia Department of State Health Services. The procedure here would be to request for the records through mail and by completing the application form for the same which would be available through the website of the office. It is important to note that the required fee of ten dollars must accompany the request form, though it must be in the form of a money order or check as it is not allowed for actual money to be sent via mail. Note also that the ten dollar fee is only for one certified copy, additional certified copies of the same record that would be requested for at the same time would cause an additional five dollars for every additional copy.
Georgia Marriage Records are also available at the local level through the county probate court. Now, the probate court have records of every marriage record ever filed and issued by the court, even those included in the years that are under the jurisdiction of the state level offices. The procedure is also through mail, though there is no application form because the person who desires the copy would first have to write a request letter addressed to the probate court. The required fee is also ten dollars and must accompany the request in the form of either a money order or check. Note that it is possible to request for a simple copy of marriage record at this level and the cost is a dollar per copy.
Another source of marriage records would be online databases, and a number of these proliferate the internet. Faster and easier to use, these databases contain information that are substantially the same as that of the various government sources. The differences is that most of these databases charge only the most minimum of fees for the use of their services, and they could be accessed from just about anywhere where there is a substantial internet connection.
Marriage Records Bibb County
The procedure to be followed when requesting for marriage records at the state level is given below
- Download the application form
- Accomplish the application form and make a money order or check to correspond for the required fee.
- Make a photocopy of your government-issued valid identification card with picture and attach the same to the application form.
- Mail the application form and all attachments as may be required to the Office of Vital Records
- Wait for the office to process your request.
- The forms that you had requested for should be available within two to four weeks.
Bibb County Marriage License Records
Listed below are some helpful links
- Bibb County
- County Attorney
- District Attorney
- Probate Court
- Georgia Department of Health
- Office of Vital Records
- Center for Disease Control Vital Records