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Marriage Records in Ohio

Official marriage records contain general information about the couple that was married. This information usually includes the names of the two individuals, the date of the marriage, and the place of marriage. Some marriage records will also include the names of the parents of the couple. Additionally, some records contain the full names of the witnesses to the marriage. Some marriage records maintained by the government contain the maiden names of the mothers as well as the place of residence of the married couple.

A marriage record should not be confused with the terms marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the couple getting married. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding, in most cases, in a published newspaper or online.

A marriage index is simply a listing of the marriages within a specific location. Typically, such an index includes the full names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file or certificate number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing of the marriage.

In Ohio, marriage records must be obtained from the county office. It is necessary to contact the Probate Judge at the local county courthouse where the records are kept. For the lookup fees in the counties of Ohio, call 614-466-2531. The fees vary across counties, but are small.

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the Probate Judge in the specific county office where the marriage took place. Remember to provide as much accurate information as you have available on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed the process up considerably.

A list of the local county courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for is provided below in alphabetical order.

State of Ohio
Ohio Department of Health
Vital Statistics
246 North High Street, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43216
Telephone: (614) 466-2531

Adams County
Adams County Clerk
110 W. Main St.
West Union, OH 45693-1347
Telephone: (513) 544-2921

Allen County
Allen County Clerk
P.O. Box 1243
Lima, OH 45801-4456
Telephone: (419) 223-8501

Ashland County
Ashland County Clerk
142 W. 2nd St.
Ashland, OH 44805
Telephone: (419) 289-4314

Ashtabula County
Ashtabula County Clerk
25 W. Jefferson St.
Jefferson, OH 44047-1027
Telephone: (440) 576-3451

Athens County
Athens County Probate Court
1 S Court St, 2nd Fl
Athens, OH 45701-2888
Telephone: (614) 592-3251

Auglaize County
Auglaize County Health Department
214 South Wagner St.
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Telephone: (419) 738-3410

Belmont County
Belmont County Clerk
101 W. Main St.
Saint Clairsville, OH 43950-1225
Telephone: (614) 695-2121

Brown County
Brown County Court Clerk
P. O. Box 379
Georgetown, OH 45121
Telephone: (937) 378-6549

Butler County
Butler County Recorder's Office
130 High Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
Telephone: (513) 887-3192

Carroll County
Carroll County Clerk
P.O. Box 516
Carrollton, OH 44615
Telephone: (330) 627-2250

Champaign County
Champaign County Clerk
200 N. Main St.
Urbana, OH 43078
Telephone: (937) 652-2108

Clark County
Clark County Vital Records Office
529 E. Home Road
Springfield, OH 45503
Telephone: (937) 390-5609

Clermont County
Clermont County Clerk
76 South Riverside
Batavia, OH 45103-2602
Telephone: (513) 732-7300

Clinton County
Clinton County Clerk
46 S. South St.
Wilmington, OH 45177-2214
Telephone: (937) 382-2103

Columbiana County
Columbiana County Clerk
105 S. Market St.
Lisbon, OH 44432-1255
Telephone: (330) 424-9511

Coshocton County
Coshocton County Clerk
349 1/2 Main Street
Coshocton, OH 43812-1510
Telephone: (614) 622-1753

Crawford County
Crawford County Courthouse
112 E. Mansfield St.
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Telephone: (419) 562-5871

Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga County Clerk
Bureau of Vital Statistics, City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114
Telephone: (216) 664-2317

Darke County
Darke County Probate Court
300 Garst Ave
Greenville, OH 45331
Telephone: (937) 547-7345

Defiance County
Defiance County Clerk
500 Court Street
Defiance, OH 43512-2157
Telephone: (419) 782-4761

Delaware County
Delaware County Clerk
91 North Sandusky
Delaware, OH 43015-1703
Telephone: (740) 369-8761

Erie County
Erie County Clerk
323 Columbus Ave.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Telephone: (419) 627-7705

Fairfield County
Fairfield County Probate Court
224 E. Main Street - Room 303
Lancaster, OH 43130-3842
Telephone: (740) 687-7090

Fayette County
Fayette County Clerk
110 E. Court St.
Washington Court House, OH 43160-1355
Telephone: (614) 335-5910

Franklin County
Franklin County Columbus Heath Department
Vital Statistics
240 Parsons Ave
Columbus, OH 43215-4095
Telephone: (614) 645-7331 or (614) 645-7333

Fulton County
Fulton County Clerk
210 South Fulton
Wauseon, OH 43567-1355
Telephone: (419) 337-9255

Gallia County
Gallia County Clerk
18 Locust St., Room 1290
Gallipolis, OH 45631
Telephone: (614) 446-4612

Geauga County
Geauga County Clerk
231 Main St.
Chardon, OH 44024
Telephone: (216) 285-2222

Greene County
Greene County Clerk
45 North Detroit Street
Xenia, OH 45385
Telephone: (937) 376-5000

Guernsey County
Guernsey County Clerk
801 Wheeling Ave., D 300
Cambridge, OH 43725
Telephone: (614) 432-9230

Hamilton County
Hamilton County Probate Court
230 E. 9th
William Howard Taft Center
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Telephone: 513-946-3600
Marriage License: (513) 946-3589

Hancock County
Hancock County Clerk
300 S. Main St.
Findlay, OH 45840-9039
Telephone: (419) 424-7037

Hardin County
Hardin County Clerk
1 Courthouse Square, Suite 210
Kenton, OH 43326
Telephone: (419) 673-6283

Harrison County
Harrison County Clerk
100 W. Market St.
Cadiz, OH 43907
Telephone: (614) 942-8861

Henry County
Henry County Clerk
660 North Perry
Napoleon, OH 43545-1702
Telephone: (419) 592-4876

Highland County
Highland County Health Dept
P.O. Box 825
Hillsboro, OH 45133-0825
Telephone: (937) 393-1941

Hocking County
Hocking County Clerk
1 East Main Street
Logan, OH 43138-1207
Telephone: (740) 385-3022

Holmes County
Holmes County Clerk
East Jackson St.
Millersburg, OH 44654
Telephone: (330) 674-0286

Huron County
Huron County Clerk
2 E. Main
Norwalk, OH 44857
Telephone: (419) 668-5113

Jackson County
Jackson County Clerk
226 Main St.
Jackson, OH 45640
Telephone: (614) 286-3301

Jefferson County
Jefferson County Clerk
301 Market St.
Steubenville, OH 43952-2133
Telephone: (740) 283-4111

Knox County
Knox County Health Department
106 East High Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050-3453
Telephone: (614) 392-2000

Lake County
Lake County Clerk
33 Mill Street
Painesville, OH 44077
Telephone: (440) 350-2549

Lawrence County
Lawrence County Clerk
5th and Park Avenue
Ironton, OH 45638
Telephone: (614) 533-4355

Licking County
Licking County Health Department
675 Price Rd
Newark, OH 43055
Telephone: (740) 349-6535
(888) 838-0219

Logan County
Logan County Probate Court
101 S. Main, Suite #6
Bellefontaine, OH 43311
Telephone: (937) 599-7275

Loraine County
Loraine County Probate Court
226 Middle Ave.
Admin. Bldg. 4th floor
Elyria, OH 44035
Telephone: (216) 322-6367

Lucas County
Lucas County Health Dept.
Vital Records
635 N. Erie St.
Toledo, OH 43624
Telephone: (419) 213-4100

Madison County
Madison County Clerk
1 N. Main, Room 205
London, OH 43140
Telephone: (740) 852-0756

Mahoning County
Mahoning County Clerk
120 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44503-1710
Telephone: (330) 740-2345

Marion County
Marion County Clerk
114 N. Main St.
Marion, OH 43302-3030
Telephone: (614) 387-5871

Medina County
Medina County Clerk
93 Public Square
Medina, OH 44256-2205
Telephone: (330) 723-3641

Meigs County
Meigs County Museum
144 Butternut Ave
Pomeroy, OH 45769
Telephone: (614) 992-3810
Contact: Margaret Parker
Hours: Tues-Sat 1-4pm

Mercer County
Mercer County Clerk
101 N. Main St., Room 203
Celina, OH 45822
Telephone: (419) 586-3178

Miami County
Miami County Clerk
201 W. Main St.
Troy, OH 45373
Telephone: (513) 332-6800

Monroe County
Monroe County Clerk
101 N. Main St, Rm 12
Woodsfield, OH 43793
Telephone: (614) 472-1654

Montgomery County
Montgomery County Vital Records
117 S. Main St
Dayton, OH 45422
Telephone: (937) 225-4418

Morgan County
Morgan County Clerk
19 E. Main St.
McConnelsville, OH 43756-1172
Telephone: (614) 962-2861

Morrow County
Morrow County Clerk
48 E. High St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
Telephone: (419) 947-1545

Muskingum County
Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas
Probate Division
401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701-3567
Telephone: (614) 455-7113

Noble County
Noble County Clerk
100 Courthouse
Caldwell, OH 43724
Telephone: (614) 732-2969

Ottawa County
Ottawa County Clerk
315 Madison St., Room 304
Port Clinton, OH 43452-1936
Telephone: (419) 734-4431

Paulding County
Paulding County Clerk
115 N. Williams
Paulding, OH 45879
Telephone: (419) 399-2051

Perry County
Perry County Clerk
P.O. Box 167
New Lexington, OH 43764
Telephone: (740) 342-1493

Pickaway County
Pickaway County Clerk
County Courthouse
207 S. Court St.
Circleville, OH 43113
Telephone: (614) 474-3950

Pike County
Pike County Clerk
100 E. 2nd St.
Waverly, OH 45690-1301
Telephone: (614) 947-2715

Portage County
Portage County Health Dept
449 S Meridian St.
Ravenna, OH 44266
Telephone: (330) 296-9919

Preble County
Preble County Clerk
100 E. Main St.
Eaton, OH 45320
Telephone: (937) 456-8160

Putnam County
Putnam County Clerk
245 E. Main St.
Ottawa, OH 45875-1968
Telephone: (419) 523-3656

Richland County
Richland County Clerk
50 Park Ave. E. 2nd floor
Mansfield, OH 44902-1850
Telephone: (419) 774-5583

Ross County
Ross County Public Health Dept
425 Chestnut St # 2077
Chillicothe, OH 45601-2306
Ross County Probate Court
2 N Paint St # A
Chillicothe, OH 45601-3109
Telephone: (740) 774-1179

Sandusky County
Sandusky County Clerk
100 N. Park Ave.
Fremont, OH 43420-2454
Telephone: (419) 334-6377

Scioto County
Scioto County Clerk
602 7th St., Room 205
Portsmouth, OH 45662-3948
Telephone: (614) 355-5111

Seneca County
Seneca County Gen Health Dist
3140 S. State Route 100
Tiffin, OH 44883
Telephone: (419) 447-3691

Shelby County
Shelby County Clerk
129 East Court St.
Sidney, OH 45365
Telephone: (937) 498-7226

Stark County
Stark County Clerk
115 Central Plaza North
Canton, OH 44702-1290
Telephone: (330) 438-0800

Summit County
Summit County Probate Court
Attention: Court Records
209 South High Street
Akron, OH 44308
Telephone: (330) 643-2352

Trumbull County
(Trumbull County) Warren Health Dept
418 S. Main St.
Warren, OH 44481-1005
Telephone: (330) 841-2571

Tuscarawas County
Tuscarawas County Clerk
P.O. Box 628
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Telephone: (330) 364-8811

Union County
Union County Health Department
5th & Court St.
Marysville, OH 43040
Telephone: (937) 645-3029

Van Wert County
Van Wert County Clerk
121 East Main St., 2nd Floor
Van Wert, OH 45891
Telephone: (419) 238-6159

Vinton County
Vinton County Clerk
301 W. High
McArthur, OH 45651
Telephone: (614) 596-5233

Warren County
Warren County Clerk
320 East Silver Street
Lebanon, OH 45036-1816
Telephone: (513) 932-4040

Washington County
Washington County Clerk
205 Putnam St.
Marietta, OH 45750
Telephone: (614) 373-6623

Wayne County
Wayne County Clerk
P.O. Box 507
Wooster, OH 44691
Telephone: (330) 287-5590

Williams County
Williams County Record Center
107 Butler Street
Bryan, OH 43506
Telephone: (419) 636-8253

Wood County
Wood County Clerk
1 Courthouse Square
Bowling Green, OH 43402-2427
Telephone: (419) 354-9230

Wyandot County
Wyandot County Clerk
109 S. Sandusky Ave., Rm. 13
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
Telephone: (419) 294-1432 

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