Certification of Marriage
Certification of Marriage
In Adams County, the marriage license fee includes one certified copy of a marriage license which will be mailed to you within 5 days of the duplicate being filed in the Clerk of Courts Office.
 
To request additional certified copies of a marriage license, go to www.adamspayments.com.  Select Orphans' Court, choose Orphans' Court Filing Fees (unless you see your option available) and follow prompts.  Please include your telephone number in case we have any questions.  The information will be mailed within 5 business days.
OR
 
Complete the Certified Marriage Record Request and mail with a check or money order payable to the Clerk of Courts along with a self addressed stamped envelope.
 
Foreign Countries
Marriage Certifications needed for use by foreign countries must be signed by the Clerk of Orphans' Court.  Deputy signatures are not accepted.  Please let the staff know you require a certification signed by the Clerk for use in a foreign country.
 
You may also need to contact the Department of State or US Department of State - Authentication Office. 
 
Letter of Non-Impediment
Persons wanting a letter of non-impediment can obtain more information at either Vital Records or the US Embassy (US Dept. of State) This document is to confirm there is no record of marriage.

Instructions
Marriage License Instructions and Certification Information 
 
Contact Information:

Department of State
North Office Building  
Room 305       
Harrisburg PA    
717-787-5280      
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Authentication Office
US Department of State
518 23rd St NW
State Annex #1
Washington DC
205201-800-688-9889
#6 for information to
see if your country
requires this certification
 
1-202-647-5002
General Information