SUMMIT COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS - PROBATE DIVISION
JUDGE ELINORE MARSH STORMER

Legal Proof of Marriage and Certified Copies

Legal Proof of Marriage and Certified Copies:

Probate Court retains a record (marriage abstract) for every marriage license issued in Summit County. If legal proof of your marriage is needed, a certified copy of the abstract may be obtained in the Probate Court Records Room.

  • Copies may be requested in person, or by mailing a Records Request Form to: Summit County Probate Court, ATTN: Records Room, 209 S. High Street, Akron, OH 44308.
  • Certified copies are $2.00 each and can be paid for with cash, in-state personal check, cashier’s check, or a certified check made payable to Summit County Probate Court.
  • Credit cards are accepted. A 3% charge will be added if using a credit card as payment.
  • If requesting a certified copy by mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope, $2.00 cash or money order (NO OUT OF STATE CHECKS), and a letter of request.  The letter of request must include: applicant’s name prior to marriage, spouses name, date of marriage and a current phone number to contact.  If you hold a “non-public marriage license”, please contact the Court at (330) 643-2352 for further instructions.

The Court’s “Historical Marriage Index” contains Summit County marriage records from September 9, 1980 to the present. These records can be accessed through Records Search.

Marriage Records before September 9, 1980, can be accessed through Ancestry.com .