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Purchasing Confidential Marriage Certificates

Last modified: 1/3/2014 12:12 PM

Copies of a marriage certificate for a confidential marriage (as opposed to a public marriage) may be purchased ONLY by one of the parties of the marriage. The fee is $15. Phone or on-line orders are not accepted. To obtain a copy in person, the one of the parties to the marriage must bring valid identification to the Clerk-Recorder’s Office during Marriage License business hours. To obtain a copy by mail, you must send a request that includes an acknowledgment of one of the party's signatures by a Notary. Send the request along with a check or money order for the $15 fee made payable to Clerk-Recorder's Office.  Mail to: 

Clerk-Recorder’s Office
Marriage License Divison
East Wing, First floor
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose CA 95110

To purchase a copy of a public marriage, see Marriage Certificate Availability.