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Some courts may be scheduling marriage ceremonies, as long as there is compliance with physical distancing practices and the number of attendees is no greater than allowed by current pandemic orders. Check with the court where you would like to be married for the local policy (Trial Court Locations & Hours) or the Family Law Self Help Center (907-264-0819) for more information.
Most courts are issuing marriage licenses at this time. Check with your local court whether this is a service it is currently offering. The Vital Records office is still issuing marriage licenses by mail. See http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/VitalStats/Pages/marriagel/default.aspx for information on the process.
The application for a marriage license says that it must be notarized at the Vital Records office or a courthouse. Is there another option to have the application notarized?
According to Vital Records staff, you can use any public notary or postmaster. The Office of the Lieutenant Governor has directory of notaries you can search by community. See http://aws.state.ak.us/NotaryDirectory/.
Most courts are still appointing marriage commissioners. For more information on what is required, see https://www.courts.alaska.gov/trialcourts/index.htm#marriage. The best way to request an appointment is by e-mail. E-mail contact information for courts is at: https://courts.alaska.gov/courtdir/efiling.htm.