The District of Columbia Vital Records offices do not issue divorce records. The District of Columbia Superior Court issues divorce records for divorces that occurred in DC from September 16, 1956 to the present. You may request the records from the Superior Court either in person or by mail, but the quickest, most convenient way to get District of Columbia divorce record information today is online.
As an authorized, professional provider of District of Columbia divorce records, we make it safe and easy for you to access the exact record you want. Simply fill in the secure, convenient form you see on this page to get started now. In many cases, our official District of Columbia divorce record results are instant. There is no need to experience in person line ups at the Superior Court or wait for weeks to receive divorce records in the mail. We access the same official records for you quicker and more conveniently due to our professional service status.
Current fees for certified copies of District of Columbia divorce records are $6.50 as set by the Superior Court. These records usually contain the full names of both parties of the dissolution of marriage as well as the date and location of the divorce and the details of alimony, custody etc. We can provide these same official records to you 24/7 rather than you having to wait in person or for mail order service.
We obtain official District of Columbia divorce information from:
District of Columbia Superior Court
500 Indiana Ave., NW, Room 4335
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 879-1261
After a court settlement of the dissolution of marriage, District of Columbia divorce records are available in the form of certified copies from the Domestic Relations Branch of the Family Division of the Superior Court. Certified divorce record copies are used for legal proof of the dissolution of marriage. This legal proof may be required in the District of Columbia in order to remarry. Oftentimes, certified copies of DC divorce records may also be used for identification for immigration purposes or to apply for state benefits.
The reason for your request of a District of Columbia divorce record should be given in your records application. Whether your reason for requesting District of Columbia divorce records is for your personal information, genealogical research, remarriage, application for benefits, a dating background check or something else, it must be noted by you under DC law.
Be sure you spell the names of both individuals named on District of Columbia divorce documents correctly to ensure the most accurate search. In accordance with District of Columbia law, a small fee paid for the search does include a certified copy of the divorce records, but only if the record is found. We are experts in finding the exact, official District of Columbia divorce records are clients are seeking. Fill out the secure, convenient search box form right on this page to get started quickly and accurately.