Marriage Licenses & Civil Ceremonies

Marriage License Regulations

To apply for a marriage license, both parties to the marriage must:

The marriage license is valid for 90 days from the date of issuance in the State of California only. The fee for a marriage license is $56.

Civil Ceremonies

Marriage ceremonies for couples with valid marriage licenses may be requested at any time during regular business hours. The fee for a civil ceremony is $30. Couples may either schedule a time and day in advance or ask to be married at the same time they obtain their license.

Marriages are performed by the county marriage commissioner and deputy marriage commissioners. A certified copy of the completed marriage license / certificate is available for a fee of $15.