Divorce Papers - County Divorce Records, public and free divorce record search

How to look up and save Divorce Records for your existing or potential spouse

Most states will allow you to obtain a copy of your divorce papers if you have the correct information. If the state where your divorce took place is not listed in the state table, then you will need to contact the county where you filed.

All states with Divorce Records and a mailing address are listed below:

Alabama (1950-present) Fee: $12

Alabama Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
More info

Alaska (1950-present) Fee: $15

Alaska Department of Health & Social Services
P.O. Box 110675
Juneau, AK 99811-0675
(907) 465-3392
Fax: (907) 465-3618
More info

Arizona - contact county

Arkansas (1923-present) Fee: $8

Arkansas Department of Health
Division of Vital Records, Slot 44
4815 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
(501)661-2726
More info

California (1962-1984, else contact county ) Fee: $13

Department of Health Services
Office of Vital Records
304 S Street, P.O. Box 730241
Sacramento, CA 94244-0241
(916)445-2684.
More info

Colorado (1900-1939, and 1968 to present, else contact county - PDF file) Fee: $15

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Vital Records Office
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
(303)692-2224
More info

Connecticut - contact county

Delaware (1935-1975) Fee $10

Division of Public Health
Office of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 637
Dover, DE 19903
(302)739-4721

District of Columbia (1956-present) Fee: $2

DC Superior Court
Divorce Decrees - Room 4335
500 Indiana Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001-2141
(202) 879-1418

Florida (1927-present) Fee: $5

Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
Office of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 210
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231
(904) 359-6900 ext. 9000
Fax: (904) 359-6633
More info

Georgia (1952-present) Fee: $10

Georgia Division of Public Health
Vital Records Service
2600 Skyland Dr. NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-3640
(404) 679-4775
More info

Hawaii (1951-present) Fee: $10

State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801-9984
(808)586-4535
More info

Idaho (1947-present) Fee: $13

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Vital Statistics
450 W State St., 1st Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
(208)334-5988
More info

Illinois (1962-present, verification copies - certified copies via county) Fee: $5

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
(217) 782-6553
More info

Indiana - contact county

Iowa - contact county

Kansas (1951-present) Fee: $11

Office of Vital Statistics
Kansas State Department of Health and Environment
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 120
Topeka, Kansas 66612-2221
(785) 296-1400
More info

(1958-present) Fee: $6

Cabinet for Health Services
Office of Vital Statistics
275 E. Main St.
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502)564-4212
More info

Maine (1892-present) Fee: $10

Maine Office of Vital Records
221 State Street, Station 11
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
(207) 287-3181
More info

Maryland (1961-present) -verification only - otherwise contact county : No Fee

Maryland Division of Vital Records
Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
6550 Reisterstown Road Plaza
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0020
(410) 764-3038
More info

Massachusetts - contact probate court

Michigan (1897-present) Fee: $15

Michigan Department of Community Health
P.O. Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 335-8666
More info

Minnesota (1970-present) Fee: $8

Minnesota Department of Health
Attention: Office of the State Registrar
717 Delaware Street SE
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, MN 55440-9441
(612) 676-5120
More info

Mississippi - contact county

Missouri (1948-present) Fee: $10

Missouri Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records
930 Wildwood
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
(573) 751-6400
More info

Montana (1943-present) - contact county

Nebraska (1909-present) Fee: $7

Nebraska Vital Records
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065
(402) 471-2871
More info

Nevada - contact county

New Hampshire (1880-present) Fee: $12

New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics
Health & Welfare Building
6 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6527

New Mexico - contact county

New York (1880-present) Fee: $15

New York Department of Health
Vital Records Section
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0023
(518) 474-3077
Fax: (518) 474-9168
More info

New York City Fee: $15

New York City Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 788-4520

North Carolina (1958-present) Fee: $10

North Carolina Vital Records Branch
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
(919) 733-3526
More info

North Dakota - contact county

Ohio - contact county

Oklahoma - contact county

Oregon (1925-present) Fee: $15

Oregon Health Division
Vital Records
P.O. Box 14050
Portland, OR 97293-0050
(503) 731-4108
More info

Pennsylvania - contact county

Rhode Island - contact county

South Carolina (1962-present) Fee: $12

South Carolina Division of Vital Records
S.C. DHEC
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 898-3630
Fax: (803) 799-0301
More info

South Dakota (1906-present) Fee: $7

South Dakota Department of Health
Vital Records
600 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
(605) 773-4961
Fax: (605) 773-5683
More info

Tennessee (1949-present) Fee: $10

Tennessee Vital Records
421 5th Avenue N.
Nashville, TN 37247-0460
(615) 741-1763
More info

Texas (1968-present) Verification only Fee: $9 - otherwise contact county

Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
(888) 963-7111
More info

Utah (1978-2001) Fee: $9 - Earlier contact county

Utah Office of Vital Records
Box 1010
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1010
(801) 538-6101
More info

Vermont (last 5 years) Fee: $7

Vital Records
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry St.
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
(802) 863-7275
800-439-5008 (within Vermont)
More info

Vermont (1760-5 years ago) Fee: $7

Public Records
Reference & Research
U.S. Route 2, Middlesex, Drawer 33
Montpelier, VT 05633-7601
(802) 828-3286
More info

Virginia (1918-present) Fee: $10

Virginia Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
(804) 662-6200
More info

Washington (1968-present) Fee: $10 - Contact county for earlier

Washington Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 9709
Olympia, WA 98507-9709
(360) 236-4313
Fax: (360) 352-2586
More info

West Virginia - contact county

Wisconsin (1907-present) Fee: $7

Wisconsin Vital Records
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309
(608) 266-1371 / (608) 266-1373
More info

Wyoming (1941-present) Fee: $12

Wyoming Vital Records Service
Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7591
More info

 

Divorce Records - Public Divorce Records

Most states will allow you to obtain a copy of your divorce papers if you have the correct information. If the state where your divorce took place is not listed in the state table, then you will need to contact the county where you filed.

Dates of available records shown here are approximate. Your state office may have records going back further in certain circumstances.

All divorce record requests through the state offices are $15 or less, some are even free. Counties often have inexpensive records as well, or free in certain states.

Listed fees are for mail order records, which can take several weeks. If you want your forms faster or by web/email, the fees are higher. Where possible, we have listed the website where you can get your forms via email, fax or pdf.

 

Click here for All State Divorce Records

If your state is not listed, in the state table, check the County Divorce Records table

 

Divorce Records - Free Divorce Records

Almost every county in each US State keeps records of marriages and divorces and allows public access to these records. It is fairly easy to get the forms but sometimes difficult to locate your county office within your state, or even more difficult to find or search the records online. We've taken the time to parse a list of states and offices for easy use and searching.

For a list of states and associated divorce records, consult our state divorce records stable.

Most states will have a copy of your divorce records for free, or under $20. For the following states you can only get forms from your local county office. Links for county offices appear for those we have information on.

Arizona - contact county

Connecticut - contact county

Indiana - contact county

Iowa - contact county

Massachusetts - contact probate court

Mississippi - contact county

Montana - contact county

Nevada - contact county

New Mexico - contact county

North Dakota - contact county

Ohio - contact county

Oklahoma - contact county

Pennsylvania - contact county

Rhode Island - contact county

West Virginia - contact county

 

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