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Applying For A Marriage License

MARRIAGE SERVICES are only offered ONLINE at this time

**Due to a high demand for marriage licensing services, please expect delays of 4-6 weeks

Review these instructions before proceeding


REQUIREMENTS FOR ONLINE MARRIAGE SERVICES:

  • Reliable, high-speed internet access
  • MS Teams software (including audio AND visual capabilities (i.e., microphone, speakers, webcam)
  • Applicants must be physically located within the State of California during the video conference
  • Complete Steps 1 and 2 as indicated below

REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE:

  • Both parties must appear together in person and be 18 years of age and older.

  • Parties must present valid government-issued photo identification as proof of name and date of birth. Examples of acceptable forms of Identification include, Driver's license or State Identification, Passport, Military I.D., Consulate Card. A certified copy of a birth certificate or court ordered name change will also need to be provided if photo identification does not contain full name.

  • Applicants must be unmarried. You may not be currently married to each other or to other individuals.

  • If either party was previously married or in a State Registered Domestic Partnership (SRDP), you must provide the exact date the previous marriage or SRDP ended and how it ended (death, dissolution, divorce, or annulment).

  • If the previous marriage or SRDP ended by dissolution, divorce, or annulment within the last 30 days, you must present a certified copy of the final judgment issued by the court.

  • The license may be used only in the State of California and is valid for 90 days from the date it was issued.

  • For information and forms regarding Power of Attorney for military marriages pursuant to SB7, select the following link:
    SB7 Military Power of Attorney and Instructions (PDF)*

  • We are only accepting debit/credit card payments for online services at this time.

The FEES for marriage license services are as follows:

$81.00 - PUBLIC MARRIAGE LICENSE

$90.00 - CONFIDENTIAL MARRIAGE LICENSE

$75.00 - MARRIAGE CEREMONY

$17.00 - EACH CERTIFIED COPYOF THE MARRIAGE RECORD


STEP 1. MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATION

STEP 2. ONLINE SERVICE REQUEST & PAYMENT



* PDF file requires the free Adobe Reader.

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