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Applying For A Marriage License

Effective January 1, 2014

Fee increase for Certified Copies of Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates and Marriage License. Learn more...

To apply for a marriage license both parties must appear in-person and be 18 years of age or older. Government-issued picture identification is required. The license may be used only in the state of California, no later than 90 days after it is issued.

Come to the Alameda County Clerk-Recorder's Office, 1106 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94607, to obtain your license. No appointment is needed to apply for a marriage license or for the ceremony. The fee is $81.00 for the license and certificate of marriage and $17.00 for one certified copy of the completed marriage certificate. Requests for marriage licenses must be made before 4:00 PM.

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 (140KB) **

** PDF file requires the free Adobe Reader.

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