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Liberty County Marriage Records

As it is something that changes that status of a person, marriage is something that follows the person no matter where he or she goes, and a married person could not escape the fact of being married by the simple act of running to a different jurisdiction. This is one of the reasons why Liberty County Marriage Records are so important. These records are the best proof to prove the existence of a marriage, and, conversely, the absence of a valid marriage record would be hard proof that the marriage never happened and, therefore, does not exist.

Marriage Records Liberty County are public records, and as public records, they are supposed to be available to the public at all times. Theoretically, this means that a person could obtain a copy of marriage records for absolutely no reason at all, though most people who would want to obtain a copy of the same have a valid reason, such as the fact that they want to investigate the background of the person whom the records that they are requesting for refers to. As these records are public records, they are afforded great respect when it comes to their authenticity and, in general, the person who would claim that these records are forgery would have the burden of proving the same.

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To make a request for a copy of Liberty County Marriage License Record, the person who wishes to obtain the copy would first have to write to the county clerk of the county where the event occurred. Thus, it is necessary to know where the marriage occurred. The letter that the person who desires to obtain a copy would send follows no prescribed format, but in general, it is suggested that the letter contain as much information as possible regarding the marriage record so as to help the person who is going to make the search locate the records. Note that only authorized personnel could actually search the archives where the records in question are being kept.

To further simplify searching for copies of State of Texas Marriage Records, it is suggested that the person who wishes to obtain the record should first obtain a verification letter from the Vital Statistics Unit of the Texas Department of State Health Services. Note that while this verification letter would not substitute for the actual record, the absence of a verification letter at the state level, which is the department, would mean that the marriage was never recorded in the Local County and district clerk of the county where the marriage supposedly occurred. This would be an error that would be fatal to the marriage, thus, the absence of recording at the state would mean that the marriage never happened. The verification fee, which would include the verification letter, would be twenty dollars.

Of course, for those who want to obtain the records in question as fast as possible, it is suggested that they just use online databases. The records in these databases are substantially the same as the records at both the local and state level offices, but unlike in these offices, the records from these online databases are readily available and could be accessed from anywhere where there is a substantial internet connection. In addition, these databases charge only the most minimum of fees for the use of their services.

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When searching for marriage records, this is the suggested procedure to follow

  • Complete an application form
  • Once you have completed the application form, you may submit the same either in person or through mail. Note that if the form is submitted via mail, it must be accompanied by the verification fee and the other necessary fees in the form of a check or money order.
  • Allow for the Vital Statistics Unit to process the application.
  • Depending on the method used, the processing time varies.
  • At the end of the processing time, you would be issued a verification letter.
  • The verification letter should include the county where the marriage occurred. Note that if no verification letter was issued, this means that there was no marriage at all.
  • Prepare a request letter for the local county clerk and submit the same to the office for processing. This may be done either through mail or in person.
  • The county clerk would then act on your request and locate from their archives the certified marriage record that you are interested in.
  • A copy of the certified marriage record would then be made for you. Depending on the method that you used to submit the form, this would either be handed or mailed to you.

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Questions and queries should be directed through the following links

  • Liberty County
  • County Clerk
  • District Clerk
  • County Attorney
  • District Attorney
  • County Court
  • District Court
  • Vital Statistics Unit
  • Texas Department of Health
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