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Should I be able to look up a marriage?

Asked by JLeslie (60850points) 1 month ago from iPhone

On my state website I can see where to order a marriage certificate, but I just want to look up if someone is married and I don’t see how to do it. Is it public record?

I’m in Florida.

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jca2's avatar

I don’t think it’s public information.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Are Florida Marriage Records Public Information?
Florida marriage records are public records. As such, interested members of the public may access these records without identification or related documentation. However, the records available to the public often exclude sensitive information such as the birth information and the social security number of the registrants. These are only accessible to the persons named on the record and their respective legal representatives.

How Do I Find Marriage Records In Florida?
Florida marriage records are generated and maintained by the Clerk of Circuit Court in the county where the event was licensed. These documents are also available through the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics, which processes both walk-in and mail-in requests for the records.
To request a marriage record from the Bureau, interested persons may download and complete the state’s Marriage Record Application. The completed form must be accompanied by a non-refundable payment of $5 as well as a clear photocopy of a Driver’s License, State Identification Card or Passport (if personal information is requested). These may then be submitted in person to 1217 N Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 during official working hours, or via mail to:
Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics,
P.O. Box 210,
Jacksonville, Fl 32231–0042

“Source”: https://florida.staterecords.org/vital.php

JLeslie's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer It seems like if it is public information it should be free. I’ll check the clerk’s office in the county. Thanks for the information.

jca2's avatar

Other public information isn’t always free, @JLeslie.

jca2's avatar

I googled for NYC marriage records and older than 50 years are obtainable with a fee.

Less than 50 years and here are the rules to obtain a copy of the marriage certificate: https://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/content/marriage-records

If you want to know if an individual is married, there are ways to google it and find out for free but not from the public record.

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