How to Obtain a Copy of a Marriage Certificate in Texas

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How to Get a Copy of a Marriage Certificate in Texas

It’s important to keep all of your crucial paperwork, such as your birth certificate and secure. They will come in handy throughout your life.

But as that saying goes, “Life happens.” Sometimes documents are destroyed or lost.

If you’ve lost your Texas marriage certificate, it can be a huge hassle to get another copy. Today, we’ll explore everything you need to know about marriage certificates in Texas. We’ll cover all the ways you can get one by yourself, and then we’ll show you how easy it is to order a copy of a marriage certificate in Texas using DoNotPay.

The Marriage License Process in Texas

The marriage procedure might be complicated, but DoNotPay explains the three primary forms of documentation you'll encounter while getting married in Texas. These are the papers:

  1. Marriage license
  2. Marriage certificate
  3. Informational certificate

The most important certificate is the marriage certificate which serves as proof of the couple's union. It contains all the information for both parties including the name changes. You will need to have a certified copy to perform actions like name changes, loans, taxes, and even apply for immigration paperwork.

Marriage Certificate Copies in Texas

The application to obtain a requires a lot of information. See the table below.

Information You Need for a Marriage Certificate
  1. County/city of marriage
  2. Date of marriage
  3. Name, Purpose, and Address of requester
  4. Names of the couple

A government ID like a driver's license, passport, or military ID will be required when submitting the application.

The request for a copy of a marriage certificate in Texas can only be submitted by certain people. They include:
  • One of the married individuals
  • Immediate family members
  • His/her guardian
  • agent/representative

How Much Does a Copy of a Marriage Certificate Cost in Texas?

Applications will need to be filled out and either submitted to a clerk of court office or by mail. The cost of each copy will be $20.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Copy of a Marriage Certificate in Texas?

Ordering a marriage certificate online at is the quickest and easiest method to receive one by yourself. All records requests are returned free of charge by USPS First Class mail. See the Fees for Expedited Orders page for more information. Ordering online can get your marriage certificates to you in about three weeks without expedited shipping. A longer time is required for orders by mail.

It’s Challenging, We Know

It might be challenging to decide how to obtain your marriage certificate due to the cost and timing.

  • To get your marriage certificate in person, you'’ll take time off work, fight traffic, find parking, and stand in line.
  • To buy online, you must set aside time in your busy day to complete all of the online forms and identification validations.
  • If you purchase by mail, you'll have to go to the post office and wait a long time for your copies.

DoNotPay has a fastser and easier way to order .

Let DoNotPay Get Your Texas Marriage Certificate For You

Have faith in the simple and quick procedure provided by DoNotPay. To obtain the copies of your marriage certificate that you want, DoNotPay effortlessly guides you through the application and submission procedure. To get started, simply follow the instructions below.

How to Order a Copy of a Texas Marriage Certificate

  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.

That is all you need to do! When the marriage certificates arrive, you'll be happy you didn't spend the extra time to do all the paperwork yourself.

There Are More Ways to Use DoNotPay

Even when the marriage certificate arrives, DoNotPay will be there to assist you. You have the option to file complaints, create passport photos, and much more with DoNotPay.

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