Alabama marriage requirements

Are you thinking of getting married in Alabama?

Do you want to know what are the requirements for a marriage in the state of Alabama?

You keep reading because here, I tell you all about the marriage requirements in Alabama.

• In Alabama, obtaining a marriage license is not required for a marriage.

So how is marriage done in Alabama?

• In Alabama, the requirement to get married is to fill out a form. This form is called the Marriage Certificate form.

·         Adultos 

·          - Menores de 16 a 17 años


• Once the form is filled out, you have to send it to the probate court in your county. Then there the marriage is registered by the court.

• It is a requirement for the marriage to be valid in Alabama that the signatures of the bride and groom on the form are duly legalized by a notary.

• Is a marriage ceremony required in Alabama for a legal marriage?

In Alabama, a ceremony is not required for a marriage to be valid, if the bride and groom wish to do so, they can, but it is not a requirement.

• From what moment is marriage valid in Alabama?

The marriage is valid from the moment the couple sign the form called a marriage certificate, as long as it is presented for registration in court within the legal term.

• What is the deadline for submitting the marriage certificate form to the court in Alabama?

The requirement is that the form be submitted for court record within 30 days of being signed.

• Is it possible to sign the affidavit form called a marriage certificate on different dates in Alabama?

In Alabama, the bride and groom can sign the form on different dates.

• What is the age requirement for marriage in Alabama?

• In Alabama, the requirement to marry is 18 years old, if either of the couple is under this age, but over 16 years old, then one of the parents has to authorize the marriage.

• Is a social security number required to get married in Alabama?

If you do not have a social security number, because you reside abroad, you can still get married in Alabama.

Only You have to leave blank the field for social security in the form.

• How much does a notary charge to legalize the signing of the marriage form in Alabama?

The cost of notarizing signatures in Alabama is about $ 5.00 for each signature.

• Where can I find a notary in Alabama to legalize the signatures on the marriage form?

In Alabama you can find a notary for legalization of marriage signatures at the following link:

How much does it cost to register a marriage in Alabama in probate court?

The cost varies from county to county, you have to find out the cost in the county where you plan to register your marriage.

For example, in Baldwin County, the fee is $ 73.00)

In which county should I register my marriage in Alabama?

You can register the certificate in any county in Alabama

Can I mail the Alabama Marriage Certificate to Probate Court?

Yes, the marriage certificate can be sent by mail, it is not required to present it in person.

Can I email my certificate and sign the certificate electronically?

In Alabama, it is a requirement that the physical document be sent, electronic signatures for the marriage are not valid for now.

Where can I request certified copies of the marriage certificate in Alabama?

At the Alabama Department of Public Health Center for Health Statistics

The fee to search for a marriage certificate is $ 15.00, which includes a certified copy of the marriage certificate.

P.O. Box 5625

Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5625

Here is the list of counties in Alabama where you can get married:

Autauga              US.AL.AU            01001    Prattville

Baldwin               US.AL.BD            01003    Bay Minette

Barbour               US.AL.BR             01005    Clayton

Bibb       US.AL.BI              01007    Centreville

Blount  US.AL.BU            01009    Oneonta

Bullock US.AL.BL             01011    Union SPrings

Butler   US.AL.BT             01013    Greenville

Calhoun               US.AL.CN            01015    Anniston

Chambers           US.AL.CM           01017    Lafayette

Cherokee           US.AL.CH            01019    Centre

Chilton US.AL.CI              01021    Clanton

Choctaw              US.AL.CC             01023    Butler

Clarke   US.AL.CK             01025    Grove Hill

Clay       US.AL.CY             01027    Ashland

Cleburne             US.AL.CB             01029    Heflin

Coffee  US.AL.CF             01031    Elba

Colbert US.AL.CL             01033    Tuscumbia

Conecuh             US.AL.CO            01035    Evergreen

Coosa   US.AL.CS             01037    Rockford

Covington           US.AL.CV            01039    Andalusia

Crenshaw           US.AL.CA            01041    Luverne

Cullman               US.AL.CU            01043    Cullman

Dale       US.AL.DE             01045    Ozark

Dallas    US.AL.DL             01047    Selma

DeKalb US.AL.DA            01049    Fort Payne

Elmore US.AL.EL              01051    Wetumpka

Escambia             US.AL.ES             01053    Brewton

Etowah                US.AL.ET             01055    Gadsden

Fayette                US.AL.FA             01057    Fayette

Franklin               US.AL.FR             01059    Russellville

Geneva               US.AL.GE            01061    Geneva

Greene                US.AL.GR            01063    Eautaw

Hale       US.AL.HA            01065    Greensboro

Henry   US.AL.HE             01067    Abbeville

Houston              US.AL.HO            01069    Dothan

Jackson                US.AL.JA             01071    Scottsboro

Jefferson            US.AL.JE              01073    Birmingham

Lamar   US.AL.LM            01075    Vernon

Lauderdale         US.AL.LU             01077    Florence

Lawrence            US.AL.LW            01079    Moulton

Lee        US.AL.LE              01081    Opelika

Limestone          US.AL.LI               01083    Athens

Lowndes             US.AL.LO             01085    Haynesville

Macon  US.AL.MC           01087    Tuskegee

Madison              US.AL.MD           01089    Huntsville

Marengo             US.AL.ME           01091    Linden

Marion US.AL.MI            01093    Hamilton

Marshall              US.AL.MS           01095    Guntersville

Mobile US.AL.MB           01097    Mobile

Monroe               US.AL.MR           01099    Monroeville

Montgomery    US.AL.MT           01101    Montgomery

Morgan               US.AL.MG          01103    Decatur

Perry     US.AL.PE             01105    Marion

Pickens                US.AL.PC             01107    Carrollton

Pike       US.AL.PK             01109    Troy

Randolph            US.AL.RA            01111    Wedowee

Russell  US.AL.RU            01113    Phenix City

St. Clair US.AL.SA             01115    Ashville y Pell City

Shelby  US.AL.SH             01117    Columbiana

Sumter US.AL.SU            01119    Livingston

Talladega            US.AL.TD             01121    Talladega

Tallapoosa          US.AL.TP             01123    Dadeville

Tuscaloosa         US.AL.TU            01125    Tuscaloosa

Walker US.AL.WK           01127    Jasper

Washington       US.AL.WS           01129    Chatom

Wilcox  US.AL.WC           01131    Camden

Winston              US.AL.WN          01133    Double Springs




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