Bailey County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Bailey County Marriage & Divorce Records Offices
Bailey County Clerk300 South 1st StreetMuleshoeTX79347806-272-3044
Bailey County Marriage License300 South 1st StreetMuleshoeTX79347806-272-3044
Bastrop County Marriage License300 South 1st StreetMuleshoeTX79347806-272-3044
Muleshoe City Hall215 S 1st StMuleshoeTX79347806-272-4528
Bailey County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Bailey County Clerk's Office Website
Bailey County Divorce Certificates
Statistics
Married Couples 1,331 (59.7%)
Unmarried Couples 102 (1.5%)
Never Married Men 763 (26.6%)
Never Married Women 695 (26.5%)
Separated Men 121 (4.2%)
Separated Women 117 (4.5%)
Widowed Men 86 (3.0%)
Widowed Women 273 (10.4%)
Divorced Men 355 (12.4%)
Divorced Women 87 (3.3%)

Where To Look For Marriage Records In Bailey County

Marriage Records in Bailey County Texas

Texas marriage records are maintained by the State Department of Health Services in Texas. All marriage licenses are kept in the state and then forwarded to the Texas Vital Statistics Office in Austin. Marriage licenses are processed a little differently in Texas than they are elsewhere in the country. There are several reasons for this, but one of the major reasons is that the state does not accept all the formats of the documents it issues as documentation for marriage.

Each state has its own set of official instructions on what should be filed and how it should be processed. In the case of marriage licenses the state assumes that the license was originally issued by the county in which the ceremony took place. Because Texas does not have a centralized record-keeping system like many other states, it must assume that the license you’re requesting was initially issued in the county in which you were married. Because this is often the case, the state does not recognize some of the more common document types used around the world.

When you request free Texas marriage records in Bailey County, you will probably be able to access the records from one of two places. If the license you are looking for was issued in the court where your wedding took place (Travis County does not keep marriage records unless the license has been revoked or a petition for the records has been filed with the courts themselves), you will need to visit the county clerk’s office where your marriage was recorded. This can be done by going down to the clerk’s office during regular business hours or, if it is an unusual day, filing a request with the courts.

If your license was issued outside of the county where your marriage took place, you’ll need to visit the office of the registrar of deeds in the town where you got married. This will be located in the county where your license was actually issued. You should be able to get access to these records very easily. Again, this is something that may need to be done at the courthouse if the records are physically located there or they can simply be searched online from the deed office’s website.

If you are looking for records that are not in the above locations, you’ll have to go about it a little differently. Most counties have databases online that allow you to perform a search on their records. All you do is type in the name of the person you are looking for into the system and then click “search.” Depending on the depth of the information you are searching for, you should be able to obtain a fairly comprehensive report. The most complete reports will pull records from the Social Security Administration, local government agencies and other sources.

So, when you are looking for marriage records in Bailey County, don’t assume that you can just look for your own records on your own. There may be a better alternative to the county where your license was issued. But if you are not looking for anything that is extremely specific, your own records should be able to assist you in your search.