How to Order a Columbus, Ohio Marriage Certificate Online

Marriage Certificates How to Order a Columbus, Ohio Marriage Certificate Online

Get a Copy of Your Columbus, Ohio Marriage Certificate

Have you been asked to provide legal proof of your marriage? If so, you need to request a copy of your  as soon as possible. There's no telling how long the process will take you, especially if you don't want to go down to the marriage department to make your request in person.

If you're feeling a little overwhelmed regarding how to get your marriage certificate documents, you're not alone. Today, we're going to walk you through three ways you can request your Columbus Ohio marriage certificate in person. Then, we'll advise you on how you can make your request conveniently with the help of DoNotPay.

How Can I Get a Copy of My Columbus, Ohio Marriage Certificate? 

To get a copy of your , you must be able to answer “yes” to the following two questions:

  1. Did Franklin County Ohio issue the marriage license?
  2. Did you verify that the Officiant returned the certification to Probate Court?

If you answered no to the first question, you need to contact the Probate Court in the county that issued your marriage license. If your marriage license was issued by Franklin County, Ohio, you need to verify that your Officiant sent your certification to Probate Court.

How to Order a Marriage Certificate Online Yourself

Perhaps the most convenient way of getting a marriage certificate copy on your own is to apply for a marriage certificate onlineIf you opt to ask for your marriage certificate online, you don't have to worry about how to fill out the marriage certificate request form.

With that being said, you should know that you will be charged $2 per marriage certificate copy. You will also be charged a $1 convenience fee and a 3% credit card processing fee.

You Can Order a Columbus, OH Marriage Certificate by Mail

To order a marriage certificate by mail, your application / request form must be mailed to the following address.

Franklin County Probate Court

ATTN: Marriage Records

373 S. High St., 22nd Floor

Columbus, OH 43215-6311

Note, while your form must be mailed to the 22nd floor of Probate Court, if you plan to visit in person, you'll have to go to the 23rd floor of the building.

Also note, you will need to include the following information in your marriage certificate copy request: 

  • Your legal name
  • Your partner's legal name
  • The year of the marriage
  • The best telephone number to you reach you at during the day
  • $2.00 money order or cash per copy that you want; you may not write a personal check
  • A stamped, pre-addressed envelope, so Probate Court can send you your marriage certificate copy

How to Order a Columbus, Ohio Marriage Certificate In Person

To order a marriage certificate in person, both you and your spouse must go down to The Franklin County Probate Court Marriage Department. They’re open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. The marriage department is located on the 23rd floor of 373 South High Street and closed on legal holidays.

Here is what you both will need to request your marriage certificate copy:
  • Valid photo IDs issued by the state of Ohio
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Proof that at least one of you resides in Franklin County
  • The year of the marriage
Valid forms of proof that at least one of you resides in Franklin County include:
  • Utility bill dated within the last 30 days
  • Bank statement dated within the last 30 days
  • Driver's license with a Franklin County address that has not expired

DoNotPay Has a Much Easier Way

It’s a lot to remember, we know. If you need to order a copy of your , DoNotPay can help. You don’t need to battle traffic, find parking, stand in line, or visit the post office.

Here's how to request your marriage certificate conveniently:

  1. Go to the Certificates of Marriage product on DoNotPay. 
  2. Select whether the certificate belongs to you or a relative/loved one. If it belongs to someone else, enter the details of both people on the certificate, and select/upload evidence that proves your relationship with them. If the certificate is yours, enter the details of your spouse. 
  3. Enter the city, state, and county where the marriage certificate was issued as well as the date it was issued. 
  4. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy. 
  5. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license. 
  6. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct. 
  7. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf. 

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