What is the difference between a certified copy and a non-certified copy of a marriage license?

A certified copy of a marriage license has the courts seal on it certifying that it is a true and legal copy of the marriage license, usually required for legal purposes, like getting your real id.  A non-certified copy of a marriage license does not have any seal on it, usually used for personal purposes, like for genealogy.

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1. What is the difference between a certified copy and a non-certified copy of a marriage license?
2. How do I obtain a certified copy of my marriage license?
3. Where can I get a copy of a non-certified Marriage License?
4. What years does the Archives have for Marriage Licenses?
5. What is the difference between a Marriage License and a Marriage Application?
6. What years does the Archives have for Marriage Applications?
7. What is the difference between a certified copy and a non-certified copy of a divorce decree?
8. How do I obtain a certified copy of my Divorce Decree?
9. Where can I get a copy of a non-certified Divorce Decree?
10. What years can the Archives Search for Divorce Records?
11. What is the difference between an Estate file and a Will?
12. What years can the Archives Search for Estate files and Wills?
13. Where are land records located?
14. Where can I get a Birth Certificate?
15. Where can I get a Death Certificate?
16. How do I get a criminal background check?
17. What are the cost for copies at the Archives and Records Center?
18. What forms of payments are accepted?
19. How long does it take to process a genealogy request?
20. How do I access a criminal file?