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Applying for a Marriage License

To apply for a marriage license, two unmarried persons must appear in-person and be 18 years of age or older.  Valid 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.  If either party has had a divorce which became final in the past 90 days, bring a copy of the judgement of divorce.  If the divorce occurred more than 90 days before, the exact date must be provided.  No appointment is needed to apply for a marriage license.

Standard License / Confidential License

The fee is $80.00 for a standard license and $83.00 for a confidential license payable by cash, check or debit / credit card ($2.50 convenience fee applies).

 To qualify for a confidential marriage license, the parties must already be living together.  Only parties to the marriage may obtain copies of the marriage certificate either in person, by mail or online.  Requests by mail or online require a notarized signature of either party. 

To apply for a confidential marriage license, please come to our office to fill out an electronic application using our workstation in our Public Search area or use our Self Service portal to submit your application online.


Last updated: 12/17/2018 7:07 AM