Alabama Marriage and Divorce Records Search
Dale County Marriage & Divorce Records
Despite having a generally-excellent online presence thanks to its county website and sheriff’s department website, accessing official records, whether arrest warrants, prison records, or even court records can be a difficult process. This is due both to simple unavailability online, but also a myriad of privacy laws and concerns in the state of Alabama.
This is not, however, the case with marriage certificates and divorce records in Dale County, Alabama. There are two reasons for this. The first is that all records concerning the marital status of an individual in Alabama, whether they are currently wed or divorced, as well as how many times they have been divorced, are considered public knowledge by law in Alabama. Due to this, one has to merely pay a small fee and request a copy of these records to access them. The second reason is because all such records are maintained by the Alabama Department of Public Health, meaning that you will need to contact only one organization in order to access these records.
The page that details marriage certificates, marriage records, and the marital status of persons of Dale County, Alabama is http://adph.org/vitalrecords/index.asp?id=1562, and the version of this page that concerns divorce records, divorce rates, and the divorcee status of persons in Dale County is http://adph.org/vitalrecords/index.asp?id=1561.
You should note that the first copy of any such record, called a Vital Record, will incur a one-time fee of $15.00, payable to the Alabama Department of Public Health. Each copy after the first will cost $6.00.