On August 29, 2019, the marriage laws in Alabama changed dramatically.
If you choose to be married in Alabama, you can no longer obtain a marriage license before your ceremony. Rather, you are required to sign, have notarized and file a "Marriage Certificate" with the Probate Judge after your wedding. This will make it easier for our destination wedding clients.
The Alabama Marriage Certificate may be used to be legally married in any state in the United States. For example: You may be married in Florida utilizing the Alabama Marriage Certificate process below.
Couples can no longer go to the courthouse for Marriage Documents.
A marriage is NOT legal unless the notarized Marriage Certificate Form has been filed in an Alabama county Probate office.
Alabama requires that you to follow these five simple steps.
Please Note: The Probate Office very rarely accepts a "handwritten" Marriage Certificate Form. Also, if a mistake is made after the certificate is filed, the Probate Office charges an additional $70 to make corrections.
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