Getting Marriage Certificate Back

posted 3 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
6969 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We had to go and pick ours up. They didn’t send us anything back.

Post # 4
11614 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We got ours in person — we dropped off the signed copy and got certified copies at the exact same time. They never mailed us anything.

Post # 5
2593 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Can you give the courthouse a call?  Someone there should be able to tell you if they mail them back or if you need to pick them up yourself.

Post # 6
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

@nanilani04:  We moved from Texas to North Carolina the day following our wedding, but when we went to actually get the marriage license, they asked for the address we wanted it mailed too. Then when my mom took it after the wedding, she requested they give us some certified copies which she overnighted to us. We then got the actual original certificate a week or so later.

Post # 7
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We delivered our license in person. It took about five minutes and we had a recorded official license + three official photocopies because my husband is military. I always imagined you had to do it in person.

Post # 8
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I got married in Baltimore also. You either have to submit a request in the mail with payment or go in person.

Post # 9
10902 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m sure it depends on the state/county/city that issued the license. We actually were able to keep the original, and the pastor just had to mail a copy of the multi-copy form back to the governing jurisdiction that issued the license/certificate.

Post # 11
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ours was sent back! It took two months, I think!

Post # 12
1355 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

We took ours in person on Monday after getting married on Saturday, and they gave us three official copies for our records that day, so I’ve already changed my name with the state and country, yay!

Post # 13
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@nanilani04:  I had to go to the court in person and pay for the certified copies. The
pretty certificate “is worth absloutely nothing. Frame it or do whatever you want with it” according to the court clerk lol.

Post # 15
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We ordered our copy of the certificate when we went to go get the license. They sent it by mail, but it took about 3 weeks to get it. I was getting antsy, because I couldn’t change anything over to my new name (well, except for Facebook) without it.

Post # 16
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I went and got mine. They were $10 or $12 for each copy.

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