Post # 1
I got married 4/26 and I’m wondering if I have to wait some amount of time before I can request copies of my marriage certificate to use in changing my name? I’m in Maryland and got married in Baltimore City (not at all friendly or helpful, so no way I can just call and ask!) but I’m willing to speculate based on your experience in a different state 🙂
I was thinking I might wait until 5/26 to give them time to process whatever the minister sent them. I’m afraid if I send it too early they will just cash my check and issue me a letter saying there is no marriage certificate on file for me.
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
I’m also in MD. You can get copies the same day you complete the paperwork (and are entered into the system).
EDIT: I guess it depends on how quickly they get to it if it was mailed in. But you should be able to walk into the local clerks office and request a sealed copy.
Post # 3
I’m in MA so don’t know if it’s the same, but I was able to get a copy of my license the same day I dropped off the paperwork.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I had to wait 2 weeks, but I’m in CA.
Post # 6
Depends on your state. I got my certified copies the day I dropped it off at the courthouse. I’m in DC