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Lamar County Marriage Records

The depository of official records of any government entity is sometimes the busiest part of a government unit. This is because official records are the best evidence that one could use in order to prove something, and marriage is not exempt from this fundamental rule. This is the reason why marriage records, such as Lamar County Marriage Records, are being requested for, because they could prove the existence of the marriage and, thus, allows the couple who claims the privileges and rights that attach upon marriage to validly claim the same. Conversely, the absence of a marriage record would mean that there was no marriage at all.

Marriage Records Lamar County answers not only the question of whether or not there was a valid marriage, but also other concerns. The information contained within the records can be used not only in public proceedings in an attempt to prove or disprove the marriage, but also in other court and public proceedings that are inherently collateral with the validity of the marriage. This would include cases of adoption, joint property rights, and others. Of course, these records may also be used in private proceedings where the fact of the marriage is something that is important such as in claims for social security and other benefits, especially when it is the spouse who is claiming for the same.

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Copies of Lamar County Marriage License Records are limited only to marriages that were celebrated within the territorial jurisdiction of Lamar County. This is the reason why it is important for the searcher to know where the marriage was celebrated, but just in case this is not possible, it may be advisable for the searcher to request for a verification letter from the Vital Statistics Unit of the Texas Department of State Health Services. This state level office handles all records of vital records and the absence of a marriage record here would mean that the marriage is invalid. The procedure to request for the verification letter is handled online, and would require the searcher to send a completed application form for the same. It must then be sent to the unit together with either a money order or a check for the required verification fee of twenty dollars. The actual processing time would vary, but the fastest would be one day.

Under the law, the only source of actual copies of Texas Marriage Records would be the county clerk of the county where the marriage was celebrated. Thus, for Lamar County, the only source would be the county clerk of Lamar County. The procedure to request for the same starts with a request letter addressed to the county clerk detailing the request as well as information, as much as possible, about the records in question. If possible, a copy of the verification letter could be attached to the request. The request letter should then be sent to the county clerk for processing. Of course, the copies of the records requested for would not be released to the person who requested for the same without payment of the required copying fee.

Online databases are another source of marriage records, or any records for that matter. Faster and more efficient, these online databases are easily accessible, as they could be accessed from anywhere where there is a substantial internet connection. They are also cheaper as most of these online databases charge only the most minimum of fees for the use of their services.

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The only source of actual copies of marriage records would be the office of the county clerk which follows the procedure given below

  • Write a request letter addressed to the county clerk with as much information regarding the record that you wish to procure. If possible, attach a copy of the verification letter received from the Vital Statistics Unit
  • Send the letter and all other attachments to the Office of the County Clerk through one of the methods of submission.
  • Depending on the method of submission chosen, the staff would then process the request.
  • Copies of the records requested for would then be made for you.
  • You would be asked to pay the required copying fee before the copies records would be released to you.

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Other helpful tips may be accessed through the following links

  • Lamar County
  • County Clerk
  • District Clerk
  • District Clerk e-mail
  • County Attorney
  • District Attorney
  • Court Records
  • Online Services
  • Vital Statistics Unit
  • Texas Department of Health
  • Center for Disease Control Vital Records
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