You can access the new Alabama Marriage Certificate form online at the Alabama Department of Public Health’s website at http://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/vitalrecords/marriage-certificates.html  There is one form for persons who are 18 years of age and older, and a second version of the form for persons who are 16 to 17 years of age and require the consent of a parent or guardian to enter into marriage.  Instructions for completing and filing the new forms are included.

Under the new law, a wedding ceremony is optional.  You may have a ceremony, but it is no longer required for a recognized marriage in Alabama.

For further details on consents and any other questions contact our office at 334-585-3257