The form must be notarized before bringing it in for filing, and it must be filed in the Probate Office within 30 days of being signed. The Probate Office must receive and file the original form, but the Shelby County Probate Office will provide a certified copy for their personal records.
A list of instructions for completing and filing the Alabama Marriage Certificate as well as a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the forms can be located at www.alabamapublichealth.gov.
Weddings at the Courthouse
While a wedding ceremony is no longer required by law, the gazebo adjacent to the Courthouse is offered as a no charge convenience on a first come, first serve basis for those wishing to have a wedding ceremony.