While at first glance, it is true that marriage only involves two people, the bride and the groom, it could not be denied that marriage bestows rights, responsibilities, obligations, and duties upon them. Again, it appears, at first glance, that the same is only for the two of them, but a deeper look at the effects of marriage would show to anyone that the truth is, third persons are also affected by this marriage. The fact that third persons are affected, notwithstanding how the parties themselves are affected, is one of the reasons why the government maintains a registry of records that could be referred to as Marin County Marriage Records.
As they are public records, Marriage Records Marin County are supposed to be available at all times to the public, and to a certain extent, they are. This is because while certified copies of the same are restricted only to those who are parties to the marriage or are related to the same parties, informational copies, which provide the same information as the certified copies, are available to the public at all times. It is important to note, however, that informational copies could only be used to provide information and nothing else.
A person who is searching for Marin County Marriage License Records could go to a number of sources to search for the same. In general, however, the best place to search for marriage records would be the office of the recorder, because the recorder is the official custodian of all public records in the county. The procedure to request for marriage records at the Marin County Office of the Recorder is personal request. This means that the searcher would personally have to go to the office and make the request there. Although this procedure would require the personal appearance of the searcher, it is important to note that this procedure requires only an identification card from the searcher and the payment of the required fee which is fifteen dollars per record. The processing time for requests is also quite fast with a great percentage of those requested within the day being completed within the same day. Of course, for older records, the searcher may have to go back to the office some other day for the records that he or she had requested.
CA Marriage Records may also be requested for at the state level, and this would be through the California Department of Public Health. The state level office has records from all over the state, so it is possible that if there are no records at the county level, there may be records here. The procedure at this level is through mail, indeed, the department does not even maintain a desk for marriage records request, or any records request for that matter. The procedure starts with the searcher downloading the required form from the website of the department. Note that there are two forms here, one for certified copies and one for informational copies. Note as well that requests for certified copies would require that the searcher have the application form notarized. In either case, the next step would be to make a money order for the required fee of fifteen dollars and attach the same to the application form. Now, everything must be sent to the department for processing, and within three to twenty days, the applied for certificate should be sent to the home of the searcher.
A faster and more efficient, and sometimes even free, search could be conducted online using online databases. Dependent upon the internet, these online databases do provide the same information as the various government offices and databases, even though they could only provide copies that could be considered as informational copies only. In any case, this method would be a far better method when the user only requires the information to verify something.
Marriage Records Marin County
The procedure at the state level is given below
- Download the relevant form from the website of the California Department of Public Health.
- Accomplish the form. Note that there are two forms here, so make sure that you have the correct form.
- When requesting for certified copies, the application form must be notarized
- Make a money order to correspond to the required fee.
- Send all requirements to the department for processing.
- Wait between three to twenty days for the certificate to arrive. If there are no copies in the department, the department would inform you of that fact within twenty days.
Marin County Marriage License Records
The following links should be of further assistance
- Marin County
- District Attorney
- Public Health
- California Department of Public Health
- Center for Disease Control