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Obtaining A Marriage Certificate in Person

  1. Bring a valid identification with cash, check, credit/debit ($2.50 convenience fee applies) for $15.00 for each certificate to:
Santa Clara County Clerk-Recorder
70 West Hedding Street, First Floor, East Wing​
San Jose, CA  95110


Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  1. When you arrive to our office, please make your way to our Public Search area to start your request.

    To expedite the process, you may use our Self Service​ to submit your application online.  Following submission of the application, the couple must appear in person together to finalize the issuance of the marriage license .  The application will remain online up to 15 business days. 

  2. In most cases, orders will be processed while you wait.
IMPORTANT NOTE:  Another person may bring your request to our office.  Note that if that person is not an authorized party, a notarized Certificate of Acknowledgement from you is required as detailed in Obtaining a Marriage Certificate by Mail. 
Last updated: 2/22/2018 7:22 AM