When a person gets married, he or she does not only bind himself or herself, in theory, to a another person for the rest of his or her life, he or she also takes on the obligation to be married to that particular person no matter where he or she may go, and this obligation subsists until the marriage is dissolved. This is the reason why Montgomery County Marriage Records, like all marriage records, had taken on an importance over the past few years, because these records are the best form of evidence that one could present in order to prove the existence of the marriage. Logically, there must be a marriage in existence before such obligation could exist.
Like all marriage records, Marriage Records Montgomery County are public records. This classification means that while copies of the same are certified to be authentic copies and are available for the public, the actual records could not be taken from the place where they are kept. The reason is because these records may be required by some other persons in the future, and the only way that such persons could obtain the copies is if the originals are preserved and kept by the place where they are supposed to be kept.
A person who desires to obtain a copy of Montgomery County Marriage License Records may obtain the same from one of two traditional sources. The first of these would be the local or county level, and the other is the state or national level. At the local level, the office would be the records division of the probate court where the procedure that must be followed is one that would require the person who desires the copy to actually go to the office and make the request there. It is important to note that probate courts have specific territorial jurisdiction, thus, if the license is not issued in the particular probate court, chances are, there would not be a copy of the record in that probate court. This may mean travel for some people, but do note that this method is actually the more efficient of the two traditional methods because the records are, as much as possible, made available within the same day that they are requested for.
Copies of Georgia Marriage License Records are also available at the state level through the Office of Vital Records of the Georgia Department of Health Services. The procedure at this level is requesting through mail, which entails downloadable forms that must first be accomplished and sent to the office for processing. Note that when a request form is sent to the office, it must already be accompanied by the required fee in the form of a money order or check. The required fee is ten dollars for the first copy requested, plus an additional five dollars for every additional copy of the same record that would be requested at the same time.
Finally, it is now also possible to request for marriage records online through the use of online databases. Faster, more efficient, and actually easier to access, these online databases depend on the internet, and because of that, they are actually rather easy to use. They also provide substantially the same information as the traditional sources, and most charge only the most minimum of fees, if at all, for the use of their software.
Marriage Records Montgomery County
The procedure given below is the procedure followed at the state level
- Obtain the request form and accomplish the same.
- Make a money order or check to answer for the required fee and attach it to the request form.
- Attach a self-addressed and stamped envelope with the request form.
- Send the request form, as well as other attachments, to the office of vital records for processing.
- The office would process your request upon receipt of the same, though this may take some time.
- Using the envelope that you had included, the office would then send you the records that you requested for.
- Note that multiple records require multiple requests.
Montgomery County Marriage License Records
Additional information may be obtained through the following links
- Montgomery County
- County Clerk
- District Attorney
- Probate Court
- Health Department
- Georgia Department of Health
- Office of Vital Records
- Center for Disease Control Vital Records