NEW Marriage Process -  Alabama Act 2019-340

Effective August 29, 2019, the process for entering into a legal marriage in Alabama changes, pursuant to Ala. Act 2019-340.  Under the new law, persons wishing to become married are no longer required to file an application for a marriage license with the county probate court, and the courts will no longer issue marriage licenses. Furthermore, all Alabama probate courts will now be required to record marriage certificates. The Alabama Marriage Certificate form represents a contractual agreement between the parties to the marriage, completed by both parties and delivered to the probate court for recording. Once properly completed and recorded, the marriage is valid. A wedding ceremony may be performed for the parties, but solemnization is no longer required for a recognized marriage in Alabama.

View the signed bill here: Ala.Act 2019-340

View the AG Opinion Request here:  AG Request Doc

View the AG Opinion here: AG Opinion

Alabama Marriage Certificate FAQ & Other Resources

For additional information and answers to commonly asked questions of the Court, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) page.

Alabama Marriage Certificate Forms

For ease of reference, links to the forms & instructions are listed below:

For Adults - Alabama Marriage Certificate Form for Adults


For Minors - Alabama Marriage Certificate Form for Minors
[16-17 years of age]

Please note: The form should be printed on 8.5 x 11inch white or light paper, front side only, as actual size, not “fit to page” or another modified size.

Access to Land & Marriage Records Online

To access Land & Marriage Records, please follow the link to Landmark WEB below. 
You must create a new account or log-in with your existing credentials to access records online.

Landmark WEB – Land Records & Marriage License Search