Q: How much do marriage records cost?
The cost of a marriage record is $10.00 per copy. If you choose to order online through Vital Records, a $5.00 standard processing fee and a $1.85 non-refundable identity verification fee will be charged in addition to the cost of any expedited shipping options you select. If no record is found or no copy is made, state law requires that we keep $10.00 for a search fee. The processing fee for online orders is also non-refundable. However, you will receive a refund of any amount you paid apart from these fees.
Q: How can I obtain a marriage record?
Eligible individuals (see above) may order a marriage record by any of the following methods:
- Online: You may order a copy of a marriage record in minutes through Vital Records.
Multiple expedited shipping options are available through this service. Pay the service fee, certificate fee, and charges for any expedited shipping options by debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express). Requests typically take 7-14 business days from the date your order is approved plus additional shipping time.
- By Mail: You may order a certified copy of the marriage record by mailing in a completed form (available here). Be sure to allow 10-14 days for processing, in addition to mail delivery time. Please include check or money order made out to Arkansas Department of Health (no cash or temporary checks), and a copy or copies of acceptable ID to: Arkansas Department of Health
Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records, Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
- Walk-in: You may order a certified copy of the marriage record by coming into the Arkansas Department of Health’s vital records office. The office is located at 4815 West Markham St. Little Rock, AR 72205, across the street from War Memorial Stadium, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. The office is closed on state holidays. Most certificate requests can be fulfilled the same day for customers arriving by 4:00 P.M., provided they are eligible to receive the certificate requested and have all the required information, including acceptable ID. Customers who arrive in the office after 4:00 P.M. may pick up their request the following day or may ask that it be mailed. Walk-in payment options are cash, credit or debit cards, or a check or money order made out to Arkansas Department of Health (no temporary checks permitted).
- Telephone: You may order a copy of the marriage record via telephone toll-free at (866) 209-9482. Multiple expedited shipping options are available through this service. Payment of service fee, certificate fee, and charges for any expedited shipping options may be made by debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).