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Marriage is something that is of great interest not only to the two people who would get married and their families, but also to the community, and even the whole world. This is because marriage is something that affects the status of the person who gets married, and the status of a person is binding upon the whole world. This means that no matter where a person may go in his or her lifetime, once he or she is married, he or she would always remain married, unless, of course, the proper divorce proceedings are carried out. This is the reason why marriage records, such as Johnson County Marriage Records, are some of the most important records in the office of the county clerk.

This is because Marriage Records Johnson County are the best evidence that could be presented in order to prove the existence of the marriage. From the viewpoint of using these records for such a purpose, the fact that these records are public records means that they are available to any person who would request for the same no matter what the reason would be and they would also be presumed to be correct absent credible showing otherwise.

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Any person who wishes to obtain a copy of Johnson County Marriage License Records would first have to note that the county clerk of Johnson county would only keep records of marriages that were celebrated within the county. This means that it is important to know where the marriage was celebrated, but if the searcher does not know that, then he or she should first get a verification letter from the Vital Statistics Unit of the Texas Department of State Health Services. To obtain one, the person should send a completed application form available from the website of the department. Note that a money order or check for twenty dollars, the verification fee, should accompany the form when the same is sent to the office. The actual processing time would depend upon the circumstances of the search and of the record, but do note that even if there are no records, a certification reflecting the same would be sent to the person who made the search. Of course, if there are no records with the state departments, then there is no marriage at all, as registration of marriage at the state level is a requirement.

As was said before, the only copies of Marriage Records Texas that are available at the county level would be for marriages that were celebrated within the borders of the county in question. To request for a copy of the same, the person should send a letter of request to the county clerk detailing in the same as much information as possible regarding the record in question. If possible, include a copy of the verification letter as well before sending the letter to the clerk for processing. As with the state level, the actual processing time would depend on the circumstances of the record and of the search. In general, however, once copies of the records had been located, copies of the same would be made and issued to the person who made the request upon payment of the required fee.

Online databases constitute a non-traditional source of marriage records. Faster and more efficient than the traditional sources, these online databases have the advantage of being accessible to anyone almost anywhere, provided that there is a substantial internet connection.

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The procedure to request for a verification letter is given below

  • Download the necessary application form from the website of the Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Complete the application form.
  • Make a money order or check to answer for the required fee of twenty dollars
  • Attach the money order or check to the application form
  • Send the application form and all other attachments, as may be necessary, to the Vital Statistics Unit
  • Wait for either the verification letter or a certification reflecting the fact that there are no records to be sent to you.

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Questions and other queries should be directed through the following links

  • Johnson County
  • County Clerk
  • Vital Records
  • Online Records
  • District Clerk
  • County Attorney
  • District Attorney
  • Vital Statistics Unit
  • Texas Department of Health
  • Center for Disease Control Vital Records

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