- Bring a valid identification and cash or check for $15.00 for each certificate to:
Santa Clara County Clerk-Recorder
70 West Hedding Street, First Floor, East Wing
Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
- 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.
- 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.