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Okaloosa County Marriage Records

Although marriage is something that is participated only by two people and their close family and other friends and relatives, it is also true that marriage is a procedure and ceremony that would be of much importance to the community as a whole. The reason for this is the fact that marriage is something that attaches rights and obligations, and these are rights and obligations that must be followed and observed by every person around the world, regardless of whether or not the couple or person claiming said right and obligation was married within the borders of the same state where he or she is claiming the same. Marriage records, such as Okaloosa County Marriage Records, are the best form of evidence to prove the existence and validity of the marriage.

Marriage Records Okaloosa County may be used at a number of proceedings where the existence and validity of the marriage is a relevant question that must be answered. Thus, such records are very important in public proceedings involving the application of family law, but of course, this does not mean that such records are limited merely to those proceedings. After all, marriage records may also be used in private proceedings involving pension benefits, especially when the person claiming the benefit is the spouse of the person who is actually entitled to the benefit being claimed. In fact, it is not even necessary that there be a proceeding before these records could be used as these records are also required when one is applying for insurance or loan or mortgage.

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It is thus important to know where a person could obtain a copy of Okaloosa County Marriage License Records, and there are, in general, two level sources. The first level source would be at the county or local level, and this would be through the office of the clerk of courts who is the official recorder and custodian of all public records. If there is a public record that has been filed, then the clerk of court would have a copy of the same. The procedure that is being followed at this level would require the person making the request to first go to the office and make the request there, but note that in this method, the records requested for would be made available, more often than not, at the same day that they were requested for.

Florida Marriage License Public Records are also available at the state or national level through the Office of Vital Records of the Florida Department of Health. The procedure that is followed at this level is requesting through mail, and this would mean that the person who wants to make the request should first download the order form from the website of the department. Of course, while this would mean that the person need not go to the department to make the request, note that this request would take some time to process. A required fee of five dollars for the first copy, plus an additional four dollars for every additional copy of the same record requested at the same time, must accompany the application form when the same is sent in the form of a money order or check.
Online databases constitute another source of public records, not just marriage records. These online databases may be accessed from anywhere where there is a substantial internet connection, and the way that they present their data is faster and more efficient because they are internet based. In addition, these databases charge only the most minimum of fees for the use of their services.

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The procedure that must be followed at the local level when requesting for marriage records is given below

  • Head over to the records division of the office of the clerk of court
  • Inform a staff member of your intention to request for copies of marriage records
  • You would be given an application form which you must fill up, then a request form which you must also accomplish, though note that the request form need not be accomplished fully.
  • The answer at the request form would then be used by the clerk to locate all records matching the search criteria that you had indicated in the request form.
  • All results of the search would then be presented to you, and you would be asked to indicate the records that you are interested in.
  • The clerk would then produce the records that you had indicated. Make sure that this is the record or records that you are interested in before asking that copies be made for you.
  • Pay the required fee before claiming the copies that were made for you.

Okaloosa County Marriage License Records

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