To receive a certified copy of a marriage license, you must provide the full names, maiden names, and the date of the marriage for both parties. You must pay $10 ($.50 for a plain copy) by cash,credit card or money order. Money orders should be made payable to ‘Clerk, DC Superior Court.’ You may either come to the Marriage Bureau in person to get a copy or request a copy by mail. The triple seal certificate (used for adoptions and foreign jurisdictions), fee is $20 for a copy. This certificate is generally used for verification of marriage in another country.