HOW TO OBTAIN A CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE LICENSE
Prior to getting married in California the couple must obtain a marriage license from their local County Clerk. Here is the information you need to obtain your marriage license.
Marriage License Application
The couple must appear together in person at the office of the County Clerk.
Appointments can be made directly with your local County Clerk.
While applicants do not have to be residents of the state of California, the license is good throughout the State of California.
You may request and pay for a certified copy of your marriage license at the time of application appointment.
License fees may vary between counties.
The license is a public record.
At least one witness is required.
The license is private information available only to the couple.
The couple must be living together at time of issuance.
No witnesses are required.