There are very few things in the world that could change the status of a person, and marriage is one of those few things. It is the reason that marriage changes the status of a person that marriage records like Fulton County Marriage Records are very important records. These, after all, are the best evidence that one could present in order to prove that the marriage exists. One may ask why there is a need to prove marriage, and the reason for that would lie in the fact that marriage changes the status of a person. After all, status defines the rights of a person, and these are rights that are typically binding upon the whole world even if they did not know about the marriage in the first place.
As they are public records, Marriage Records Fulton County could not be taken out of the archives where they are kept. The reason for this is because these records may be of some use to other people and taking them out would render them unavailable for that purpose. Copies of these marriage records, however, may be had after a valid request for the same, as well as the procedure for obtaining the copies, are met.
In general, there are two sources of copies of Fulton County Marriage License Records, and the first of these would be at the local level through the office of the probate court. The probate court is the office that had issued the license in the first place, so they should have copies of the records. Note, however, that if this is not the probate court that had issued the license, then they would not have copies because probate courts have territorial jurisdictions. The procedure to request for a copy at this level is one that would require the person who desires the record to first go to the office and make the request there. This is because the probate court does not entertain requests via mail. Although it may mean travel time for some people, note that this is the faster procedure because the records are already available and could be obtained at the same day that it is requested for.
Copies of Marriage Records Georgia may also be obtained at the state level from the Vital Records Unit of the Georgia Department of Health. The procedure here would be requesting via mail, and there are no territorial limitations that must be taken into consideration, although the searcher must note that the records of the office is not yet complete given that other local depositories have not yet forwarded copies to the office. The request for records at this level would be started by first sending an accomplished request form, accompanied by the required fee of fifteen dollars in the form of a money order or check, to the office for processing. Expect the records to be sent to the residence of the searcher within two to eight weeks.
It is also possible to search for marriage records online through the use of online databases. Privately owned, but capable of providing substantially the same records as those available from the different government repositories, these databases are also easier to access, and even easier to use, requiring only the most basic knowledge of internet search to use.
Marriage Records Fulton County
The procedure that must be followed when requesting for marriage records is given below
- At the records division of the local probate court, inform the clerk on duty of your intention.
- The clerk would then ask you some questions, answer as accurately as possible to limit the search parameters.
- The search parameters that you had indicated would be used to search for all records.
- The clerk would present to you a list of all records that matched the criteria that you had given.
- From this list, locate and indicate the records that you want.
- The clerk would then produce the records that you had indicated.
- Make sure that these are the records that you want before asking that copies of the same be made.
- Pay the required fee before claiming your copies of the records.
Fulton County Marriage License Records
Additional pertinent information is available through the following links
- Fulton County
- County Attorney
- District Attorney
- Probate Court
- Law Library
- Georgia Department of Health
- Office of Vital Records
- Center for Disease Control Vital Records