Arkansas Marriage Records Search
Arkansas marriage records are restricted at the state level and can only be released to the registrant, immediate family members, designated representatives or persons demonstrating a right to the record. Arkansas Marriage records can be released to the public 50 years after the event. In the counties of Arkansas, Clerks’ offices may operate under different rules.
Arkansas marriage records since January 1917 to the present are available from both the Arkansas Vital Records Office and the County Clerk's Office in the county where the marriage occurred. Marriage records prior to January 1917 are only available from the County Clerk.
Full certified copies of marriage licenses are available for purchase directly from the County Clerk or Circuit Clerk office in the county where the license was issued. The Arkansas Vital Records Office can only provide certified copies of the coupons of marriage in paper form.
Certified copies of Arkansas marriage coupons are available by mail order for $10 with a check made payable to the Arkansas Department of Health along with a copy of acceptable ID and a completed application sent to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records Section, Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Tel: (501) 661-2339
You may also go to the Arkansas Department of Health’s Vital Records Office in person to request a certified copy of the marriage coupon.
Certified copies of Arkansas marriage coupons cannot be ordered online directly from the state.
For information on ordering full certified copies of Arkansas marriage licenses from a specific Arkansas county, please see the links below or try an instant national background check below to search for available marriage records and other public records information.