Marriage/Divorce Indexes

Marriage license application indexes and divorce decree indexes are compilations of the records that are sent to VSS from the county and district clerks in the county where the event occurred and cannot be considered comprehensive. For information on marriages prior to 1966 or divorces prior to 1968, or if you cannot locate a record in our indexes, you must contact the county or district clerk's office in the county in which the event occurred.

Texas marriage license application indexes and report of divorce/annulment indexes are available for download by year below. These indexes are available in a compressed (ZIP) format and require a file extractor to open. File types within the ZIP vary by year and may require additional software. For questions or problems, email VSSRecordsManagement@dshs.texas.gov

What Do the Indexes Contain?

The indexes contain the following information:

  • FILE NUMBER
  • NAMES OF BOTH PEOPLE
  • AGES OF BOTH PEOPLE
  • MARRIAGE DATE
  • PLACE OF MARRIAGE (MARRIAGE INDEX ONLY)
  • NUMBER OF CHILDREN UNDER 18*
  • DATE MARRIAGE WAS DISSOLVED*
  • COUNTY NAME AND CODE WHERE DECREE IS FILED*

*divorce/annulment indexes only

More Information on Indexes

These indexes were prepared by Vital Statistics and may contain data entry errors or misreported data, and users of the indexes may discover misspelled names, incorrect dates, or missing data. Ongoing corrections are made to the original record; therefore, these indexes may not reflect the most recent information.

If you believe that an original marriage license contains an error, you will need to contact the county clerk's office in the county where the marriage license was obtained. If you believe that an original divorce decree contains an error, you may contact the district clerk's office in the county where the original decree is filed. See list of local offices in Texas.

Indexes are not themselves legal documents and are prepared only as aids in locating the county where the original marriage license or divorce decree was filed.

Purchasing Physical Copies of Indexes

To purchase physical copies of marriage or divorce indexes, email VSSRecordsManagement@dshs.texas.gov with the following:

  • CONTACT INFORMATION
  • EVENT REQUESTED (BIRTH OR DEATH)
  • YEAR(S) REQUESTED
  • FORMAT REQUESTED (MICROFICHE OR CD)

Note: Costs and fees vary by number of records ordered.

Marriage/Divorce Indexes by Year

Year Marriage Indexes Divorce Indexes
2021 available Summer 2025 available Spring 2026
2020 available Summer 2024 available Spring 2025
2019  Marriage available Spring 2024
2018   Marriage  available Spring 2024
2017 Marriage Divorce
2016 Marriage Divorce
2015 Marriage Divorce
2014 Marriage Divorce
2013 Marriage Divorce
2012 Marriage Divorce
2011 Marriage Divorce
2010 Marriage Divorce
2009 Marriage Divorce
2008 Marriage Divorce
2007 Marriage Divorce
2006 Marriage Divorce
2005 Marriage Divorce
2004 Marriage Divorce
2003 Marriage Divorce
2002 Marriage Divorce
2001 Marriage Divorce
2000 Marriage Divorce
1999 Marriage Divorce
1998 Marriage Divorce
1997 Marriage Divorce
1996 Marriage Divorce
1995 Marriage Divorce
1994 Marriage Divorce
1993 Marriage Divorce
1992 Marriage Divorce
1991 Marriage Divorce
1990 Marriage Divorce
1989 Marriage Divorce
1988 Marriage Divorce
1987 Marriage Divorce
1986 Marriage Divorce
1985 Marriage Divorce
1984 Marriage Divorce
1983 Marriage Divorce
1982 Marriage Divorce
1981 Marriage Divorce
1980 Marriage Divorce
1979 Marriage Divorce
1978 Marriage Divorce
1977 Marriage Divorce
1976 Marriage Divorce
1975 Marriage Divorce
1974 Marriage Divorce
1973 Marriage Divorce
1972 Marriage Divorce
1971 Marriage Divorce
1970 Marriage Divorce
1969 Marriage Divorce
1968 Marriage Divorce
1967 Marriage unavailable
1966 Marriage unavailable