*Beginning August 23, 2019, Alabama law will no longer require couples wishing to get married to obtain a marriage license. Couples who want to get married would still be require to visit the probate judge’s office. However, instead of a judge issuing a license, couples wanting to get married would submit a form that includes an affidavit that says they meet legal requirements of marriage. The probate judge would record that as an official marriage document and give them a certificate. The probate judge would have no authority to reject any recording of marriage as long as the affidavits, forms and data are provided.