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Madison County Marriage Records

Marriage is something that, while involving only two people in the ultimate analysis, affects the entire community. Indeed, the marriage of two people affect the whole world because, more often than not, such marriage would be recognized anywhere around the world. In this truth lies the importance of marriage records such as Madison County Marriage Records. This is because these records are often the only way that a person could ensure that the marriage really happened and is not something that those who allege to be married had concocted in order for them to avail of some of the rights and obligations that are supposed to be available to married couples alone.

Like all marriage records, a valid marriage license is the core of Marriage Records Madison County. Such marriage license is the way that the state could show its consent to the marriage, but it is not the only content of marriage records because a valid marriage license could not really certify that the marriage occurred, just that the state had consented to the same. This is the reason why there are other records that form part of the marriage record, and all of these records are generally public records that are available to any person who would request for the same.

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As public records, copies of Madison County Marriage License Records are supposed to be available at all times to the public, but note that, under the law, county clerks are only required to keep records for marriages that were celebrated within the county. It is, thus, required for a person to be aware where the marriage was celebrated, and in this regard, it may be advisable to first obtain a verification letter from the Vital Statistics Unit of the Texas Department of State Health Services. To obtain a verification letter, an application form for the same should be submitted to the Vital Statistics Unit together with a money order or check to answer for the required fee of twenty dollars. The verification letter should then be sent to the person who requested for the same as soon as possible depending on the method of submission chosen. It is also important to note that if there are no records in the Department of State Health, then there is no marriage at all because the same was not recorded there as was required by law.

Copies of Texas Marriage License Public Records may then be obtained from the county clerk of Madison County if the marriage occurred there. What is required is merely a request letter containing as much information as possible regarding the record that the searcher is interested in. alternatively, the searcher could attach a copy of the verification letter to the request form before submitting the same to the county clerk who would then produce the records requested as soon as possible depending on the method of submission chosen by the person who would request for the records.

Another source of marriage records, or any records for that matter, would be online databases. Although mostly unaffiliated with the government, the data that they provide are substantially the same as the various government offices and databases. The main difference is that they charge only the most minimum of fees for the use of their services, and they are faster and more efficient than the traditional sources of records in providing their information.

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To verify if a marriage occurred within the territorial jurisdiction of a county, send a verification letter to the

  • Vital Statistics Unit via mail by following the procedure given below
  • Obtain an application form. The same may be downloaded 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.
  • Submit the application form together with the money order and other attachment as may be required to the Vital
  • Statistics Unit
  • Upon receipt, the Vital Statistics Unit would process your request and search their records.
  • A verification letter would then be issued to you. Alternatively, you would be given a certification that there are no records matching the search parameters that you had provided.

Madison County Marriage License Records

For other pertinent information, follow the links given below

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