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Marriage and Divorce FAQs

I need a copy of my marriage license or my divorce decree. How can I order that?

Our office cannot issue a certified copy of a marriage license or divorce decree. You must obtain a certified copy of a marriage license from the county clerk's office in the county that issued the marriage license. You must obtain a certified copy of a divorce decree from the district clerk's office in the county where the divorce was granted.

Can you tell me the date and place where someone was married or divorced?

The Vital Statistics Section does maintain public indexes of Texas marriages since 1966 and Texas divorces since 1968.

On request, we provide verification letters of marriage and divorce based on these indexes. For details about ordering a marriage or divorce verification, see the Marriage/Divorce records page .

Please note that these verification letters are not certified and are not intended to be a certification of marriage or divorce.

I need a marriage or divorce verification. How do I get one?

Order a marriage or divorce verification letter through Texas.gov or see the Marriage/Divorce records page for more information.

List only yourself as the spouse. If no marriage records are found, a verification of no record found will be sent to you.

Please note that these verification letters are not certified and are not intended to be a certification of non-marriage or non-divorce.

Which marriages and divorces can be verified?

Verification letters of marriage are available for marriages that occurred from 1966 to currently available year.

Verification letters of divorce are available for divorces that occurred from 1968 to currently available year.

For records prior to those years, you must contact the county where the marriage license was issued or the district clerk in the district where the divorce was granted.

Is a marriage-verification letter the same as a marriage license?

No, a marriage-verification letter is not the same as a marriage license. A marriage-verification letter is a letter that verifies whether or not a marriage has been recorded with the State of Texas since 1966. For copies of marriage licenses, contact the county clerk in the county in which the marriage license was obtained.

What information do I need to know before I can order a marriage-verification letter online?

For details about ordering a marriage or divorce verification, see the Marriage/Divorce records page .

Is a divorce-verification letter the same as a divorce decree?

No, a divorce-verification letter is not the same as a divorce decree. A divorce-verification letter is a letter that verifies whether or not a divorce has been recorded with the State of Texas since 1968. For copies of divorce decrees, contact the district clerk in the district where the divorce was granted.

What information do I need to know before I can order a divorce-verification letter online?

For details about ordering a divorce verification online, see the Marriage/Divorce records page .

Last updated September 8, 2020