Ohio is an "open record" state, and vital records births and deaths are considered to be public records by the State of Ohio.
The Marriage Department is open for in-person appearances no appointment necessary or Zoom video appointments. Couples MUST pre-register for a marriage online via our website.
Successful pre-registration will provide more information on in-person appearances or Zoom video appointments. Registration information is only stored for 90 days. The Marriage is only valid for 60 days from the date of issuance. Zoom appointments should be made within 30 days of your wedding date.
What are the Procedures Regarding Marriage s? In the State of Ohio, the application for a marriage must be made in the county of either applicant. If neither applicant is a resident of Ohio, the application must be made in the county in which the ceremony is performed. Both parties are required to be present at the time of making the application for the marriage .
If either, or both applicants are physically incapacitated, their physician must complete and affidavit as to the physical disability, and this affidavit shall be filed with the application for the marriage. Please call to inquire about Interpretation Services for hearings. Forty-eight 48 hours notice is needed.
Telephonic interpretation is available for all non-hearing proceedings; twenty-four 24 hours notice is preferred. For additional information please visit the Ohio Supreme Court.
Persons nearer of kin than second cousins O. Proof of age is required for all applicants. If only one applicant is SEVENTEEN 17 YEARS of age, that applicant may be ed in marriage only if juvenile court has filed a consent to the marriage and the other person to be ed in marriage is not more than four 4 years older than the applicant of seventeen 17 years of age.
Probate court may issue a not earlier than fourteen 14 calendar days after the juvenile court files their consent if either applicant is seventeen 17 years of age. Yes, if either party has been divorced, the Places, Dates and Case s of the Divorces are required. A certified copy of the last divorce decree must be presented at the time of application.
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To obtain a certified copy of your Marriage the Court needs to know the first and last names of the groom, the first and maiden or name prior to marriage name of the bride, and the date of marriage. If the exact date is not known, give an approximate year. Please see the new certified copies request form, now available online.
Use this form to submit requests for cerfied copies of your marriage. You may request copies by mail. Please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope with money order or cashier's check made payable to:.
Due to the new BMV rules there is a two 2 week turnaround time to obtain your marriage by mail. You may also call the Certified Copies Department at and pay by credit card. Due to the high volume of calls and extended wait times, requests by mail are strongly encouraged over in-person or phone requests at this time.
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