Certified copies of marriage licenses are available from the county clerk in the Texas county where the marriage license was obtained. The Texas Vital Statistics Unit issues letters that verify if a marriage was recorded with the state of Texas, based on the application for marriage sent to its office.
Marriage verification letters are available for marriages that occurred from 1966 to present, as of 2014. Certified copies of divorce decrees are available from the district clerk in the district where the decree was obtained. The Texas Vital Statistics Unit provides verification letters of divorce for divorces that occurred from 1968 to present, as of 2014. Verification letters are not considered legal substitutes for marriage licenses or divorce decrees.