Marriage Documents


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.

Couples can no longer go to the courthouse for Marriage Documents.


Instead , Alabama requires you to follow these five simple steps.

  1. Fill out the "Marriage Certificate Form" and print it.  (download and print here)
  2. Fill out the "Certified Copy Request" form and print it. (download and print here) 
  3. Obtain a money order or cashier's check for the $73 Baldwin County filing fee that includes one certified copy. The money order or cashier's check must be made out to the "Probate Judge". 
  4. Have the Marriage Certificate notarized. The day it is signed is the date of your marriage. We will be happy to notarize your documents (no charge) the day we perform your ceremony.
  5. Mail the certificate, copy request and money order to the Baldwin County Probate Judge, Marriage Department, P. O. Box 459, Bay Minette, AL 36507-0459