State of Alabama

Department of Public Health

Alabama Marriage Certificate

Instructions for Completing and Filing an Alabama Marriage Certificate

Pursuant to Alabama Act 2019-340, to enter into a legal marriage in this state, the attached Alabama Marriage Certificate form should be completed by the persons entering into the marriage and delivered to the probate court for recording. Once properly completed and recorded by the probate court, the marriage is legal.

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. FAILURE TO PROPERLY COMPLETE THE FORM AND DELIVER IT TO THE PROBATE COURT WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED MAY AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF YOUR MARRIAGE.

The information entered in the boxes below will be displayed in PDF format. Once all required fields have been completed, you may print the form. THIS IS THE ONLY DOCUMENT YOU WILL RECEIVE AS PROOF OF YOUR MARRIAGE.

1. Spouse 1 should complete the "Spouse 1 Information" section, providing all of the requested information, and mark the appropriate block to the left as “Groom,” “Bride,” or “Spouse.” Be sure to enter the Social Security Number for Spouse 1. The Social Security Number will not appear on certified copies of the Marriage Certificate.

2. Spouse 2 should complete the "Spouse 2 Information" section, providing all of the requested information, and mark the appropriate block to the left as “Bride,” “Groom,” or “Spouse.” Be sure to enter the Social Security Number for Spouse 2. The Social Security Number will not appear on certified copies of the Marriage Certificate.

View a Sample Marriage Certificate
Spouse 1 Information
Spouse 1:
Social Security Number: Required Format ###-##-####    
Invalid Social Security Number. Format is ###-##-#### with dashes (-).
Date of Birth: Required Format MM/DD/YYYY       
Is Spouse 1 a Minor?  
Please select your minor status.
Name: First Middle Last {Include Lineage Suffix (Sr, Jr, III, etc.) if applicable}      
Last Name Prior to First Marriage:      
 Sex:  
Please select your sex.
Race:     
Enter your race using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
County of Residence :       
Enter your county of residence using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
US State or Foreign Country of Residence:       
Enter your state of residence using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
Number of Previous Marriages:    
Enter a valid number.
Reason Last Marriage Ended:  
Select how your last marriage ended.
Please select one.
US State or Foreign Country of Birth:       
Enter your place (US State or Foreign Country) of birth using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
Father/Parent Name: First Middle Last Name Prior to First Marriage   
Enter your parent's first middle and last name prior to first marriage using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
Mother/Parent Name: First Middle Last Name Prior to First Marriage    
Enter your parent's first middle and last name prior to first marriage using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
Spouse 2 Information
Spouse 2:
Please select one.
Social Security Number: Required Format ###-##-####   
Invalid Social Security Number. Format is ###-##-#### with dashes (-).
Date of Birth: Required Format MM/DD/YYYY       
Enter your valid date of birth. Format is MM/DD/YYYY with slashes (/).
Is Spouse 2 a Minor?  
Please select your minor status.
Name: First Middle Last {Include Lineage Suffix (Sr, Jr, III, etc.) if applicable}      
Enter your full name using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
Last Name Prior to First Marriage:        
Enter last name prior to your first marriage using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
Sex: 
Please select your sex.
Race:     
Enter your race using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
County of Residence:       
Enter your county of residence using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
US State or Foreign Country of Residence:       
Enter your state of residence using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
Number of Previous Marriages:    
Enter a valid number.
Reason Last Marriage Ended:    
Please select one.
US State or Foreign Country of Birth:       
Enter your place (US State or Foreign Country) of birth using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
Father/Parent Name: First Middle Last Name Prior to First Marriage    
Enter your parent's first middle and last name prior to first marriage using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '
Mother/Parent Name: First Middle Last Name Prior to First Marriage    
Enter your parent's first middle and last name prior to first marriage using alpha characters and the following special characters - or '