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Denton County Marriage Records

One of the most requested for documents in any given jurisdiction would be marriage records such as Denton County Marriage Records. At first glance, this may seem to be unusual, but one must remember that marriage affects the status of a person, and status is something that follows the person no matter where he or she may go. This is the reason why a woman is not suddenly single again when she crosses jurisdictional lines. This is also the reason why a man could not get married again just because he is no longer under the jurisdiction of the state where he got married.

Marriage Records Denton County, like all marriage records, are public records, and from the viewpoint of requesting for copies of these records, this classification gives it two distinct advantages. The first would be the fact that they are available to all people no matter what the reason behind the request is, and the second would be the fact that they are presumed to be correct, and the person who would claim otherwise would have to prove such allegations. As public records, they are also the best evidence that one could provide in order to prove something, and in this case, it would be the fact that the marriage exists. Conversely, the absence of a marriage record would give rise to the presumption that there was no marriage.

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Copies of Denton County Marriage License Records are available from only one source, and that would be the office of the county clerk. There is, however, a limitation to the same. This is because only marriages celebrated within the borders of Denton County would have records in the custody of the Denton County Clerk. Thus, it is required for the person making the request to actually know where the marriage was celebrated. Sometimes, this is not possible, so the first step would be to verify the information. This is done through the Vital Statistics Unit of the Texas Department of State Health. The procedure starts with the person submitting a completed application form to the unit, together with the required fee of twenty dollars. Of course, one should not send the actual payment with the application form, so one should attach either a money order or check with the application form when it is sent. The unit would then issue a verification containing information regarding the marriage. It is important to note that if the unit could not issue the verification letter, then there is no marriage at all.

To obtain a copy of Texas Marriage Records from the county or local level, the searcher should make a letter of request addressed to the county clerk where as much information as possible regarding the record in question should be included. If possible, attach a copy of the verification letter. Once sent to the county clerk office, the same would be processed, though actual processing time would depend on the circumstances of each case and each record. Note that before the copies would be issued, the required copying fee should first be paid.

Over the course of the past few years, it has become possible to search for records online through the use of databases. The information contained within these databases are substantially the same as the information in various official sources, but these databases could actually be accessed from just about anywhere there is an internet connection and through the use of personal hardware devices.

Marriage Records Denton County
After obtaining a verification letter, follow the procedure given below when requesting for marriage records at the local level

  • Write a letter of request addressed to the county clerk
  • Attach a copy of your verification letter to the letter you had written.
  • Send the letter and all other attachments to the office of the county clerk
  • Wait for the staff to process your request.
  • The records that you had requested for would then be copied.
  • Pay the required copying fee before claiming your copies of the record in question.

Denton County Marriage License Records

The following links may be consulted for further information.

  • County
  • County Clerk
  • Records Search
  • District Clerk
  • Library
  • District Attorney
  • Health Services
  • Vital Statistics Unit
  • Texas Department of Health
  • Center for Disease Control Vital Records
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