How to Get a Marriage Certificate Online

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In most states, you can request a copy of your marriage certificate online. Many people find this more convenient than requesting a marriage certificate by mail or driving to the appropriate office to request one in person. You may receive your marriage certificate faster if you request it online rather than by mail as well.

Visit the website for the Department of Vital Records in the state in which the nuptials took place. In some states, the Department of Health handles marriage certificates and other vital records.

Follow the instructions on the website to get a marriage certificate. Submit all requested information, including the full names of both bride and groom, the date of the marriage and the county or city in which the marriage took place.

Submit your credit card information to pay the fee to get a marriage certificate. Fees vary from state to state.

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