Alabama Marriage License

Marriage License Information for Alabama

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Orange Beach and Gulf Shores are currently only processing marriage certificates by mail. These beaches are in Baldwin County. Follow the instructions below.
An Alabama Marriage Certificate form represents a contractual agreement between the parties to the marriage, completed by both parties and delivered to the probate court for recording.

Once properly completed and recorded, the marriage is valid. A wedding ceremony may be performed for the parties, but solemnization is no longer required for a recognized marriage in Alabama.
After the form is completed and notarized (list of notaries at the bottom of the page), the parties will submit the form and $73.00 filing fee by mail within 30 calendar days to the Probate Office in Bay Minette for recording.

The 30 day period for recording the document in Probate Court commences when the last party executes the document. Your document must be legible and all requested information must be provided. Incomplete information or forms containing white-out or other corrective marks will not be accepted. It is the responsibility of the parties to ensure the accuracy of the information provided.

Your fee is $73.00 which includes one certified copy. You may mail your certificate and payment (money order or cashiers check made payable to Judge of Probate) to the address below. Please include a return address. No business or personal checks accepted. Contact us and we can send you a link to the forms.

Baldwin County Courthouse
220 Courthouse Square
Bay Minette, Alabama 36507
(251) 937-0260, (251) 943-5061
Monday through Friday
between the hours of 8 and 2:30pm.
Office is closed on weekends and holidays.
Orange Beach weddings are also available in Alabama.


UPS Store in Orange Beach
25910-0 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 6pm. Saturday 8am – 1:30pm. Closed Sunday and all major holidays.
UPS Store in Gulf Shores
1545 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 6pm. Saturday 8am – 1:30pm. Closed Sunday and all major holidays.
Call us today to have your Alabama beach wedding.