(Closed) marriage certificate question

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

It depends on the state, but I believe it generally comes in the mail.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Depends on how long it took your officiant to sign and mail to the clerk of courts and then their processing time. I think the average is about 2 weeks. I’ll be honest and say I did not want to wait so we had our officiant give us ours back and I took it to the clerk that Monday and received our certificate then. Got married on Saturday July 4th and had my new name legally and everything changed; BMV, SSN done on Monday. Loved it. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got mine back a week after the wedding.  Depends on the city how long it takes to get it back.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had to go get ours because it costs (like 10 bucks or so) to get certified copies of it in our county. The original had been received by the recorder’s office within a week, though, for us, and we were able to get our certified copy as soon as the original was available.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I got mine in a week.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

we had to go down to the couthouse and pick  it up – you had to pay for each certificate you wanted. that’s in DC though.

Post # 10
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@deebstation: I think what they probably meant is that you get a ‘certified copy’ which is legal to use for name changes.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ours was in our mailbox by the time we got back from our honeymoon…so it took about a week.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2010

What can you do if they put the complete wrong date?? I’ll give details if you need them.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@jontia: I posted a reply to you in your other thread.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You get it in the mail. I got mine back 4 days after our wedding (we got married on Saturday, we got it on Wed). I think it varies depending on where you are at, though.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Had to send a letter to the court clerk with a check (about 6 bucks) requesting it. Took about 1-2 weeks. I think it depends on the state. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had to go in person to the County Clerk to get ours.  We didn’t get one in the mail, probably because you have to pay for them.

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