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
For Adults - Alabama Marriage Certificate Form for Adults
For Minors -
Marriage Certificate Form for Minors
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