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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.

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.

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.

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 March 3, 2022