I am an Alabama Notary of Public (commission term: 12/10/2019 to 12/10/2023) and can verify your signatures on the Alabama Marriage Certificate. I have no-cost copies of the Alabama Marriage Certificate to bring for your use or it can be filled out, downloaded, and printed at: https://dph1.adph.state.al.us/marriage/.
Effective August 29, 2019, the process for entering into a legal marriage in Alabama changes, pursuant to Ala. Act 2019-340. The 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. 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, once required as the solemnization of marriage, is no longer required or recognized for marriage in Alabama. Please visit the Getting Married in Alabama page to learn more about having me officiate a Covenant Marriage Ceremony for you.
Alabama Marriage Notary Process
1) Complete the Alabama Marriage Certificate
2) Get the Alabama Marriage Certificate notarized. Don’t sign the certificate until you are in front of the Notary. You will need a Government issued ID.
3) The notarized Alabama Marriage Certificate will need to be taken to an Alabama county courthouse Recording Office and recorded there as your record of legal marriage.