How do We get Our Marriage License
If you are getting Married in Los Angeles County and want to avoid the lines and hassle of the County offices... We can help.
We are authorized to issue Marriage Licenses for weddings that take place in Los Angeles County.
To apply For Your Marriage License CLICK HERE .
If your ceremony is in any other County click below on the County Clerk Locations tab below for information on how to get your license.
Your Marriage License is basically the County giving you permission to get married. Once you obtain the Marriage license, you have 90 days from the issue date to get married.
The information below will show you what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Marriage License in California.
We recommend getting your license out of the way about a month before your wedding date so you don't have to worry about it at the last minute.
Call and confirm the information before you go to the County as their information and hours change often.
Watch this video on how to obtain a Marriage License.
To obtain a Marriage License, the following is Required.
Click on the appropRiate tab for information:
There are 3 ways to get a Marriage License.
1st: Go to your Local County Clerk's office and stand in line from 15 minutes to an hour and a half to obtain your license. Most are open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 AM to 3 PM.
2nd: If you are getting married in LA County, we can Issue you the license in our Long Beach Office. It is a simple process and will take 15 minutes. We can do this 24/7.
3rd: If you are getting Married in LA County, we can deliver the Marriage license to you at any location. We are available to do this 24/7.
IF YOU ARE GETTING MARRIED IN LA COUNTY, WE CAN ISSUE YOU THE LICENSE.
The Couple MUST appear TOGETHER.
Both MUST be over 18. If under 18 a court order must be obtained.(this type of license can only be issued by the County)
MUST have current valid identification.
If in the last two years you were previously married or in a domestic partnership, a copy of your divorce decree, annulment decree or death certificate or SDRP termination will be required.
The purpose of identification presented by individuals purchasing a marriage license is twofold: namely, to prove the individual is who he/she claims to be and that he/she is of legal age to marry in this state.
A valid government-issued, picture identification is required to verify name, age, and identity; and any other document that may be applicable for the issuance of a marriage license (e.g. adoption papers, superior court name change, etc.). Before coming to the County Clerk's Office or having us issue the license, call and explain your specific situation in detail.
ALL IDENTIFCATION MUST BE CURRENT AND NOT EXPIRED.
EXPIRED ID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN ANY CASE
The forms of identification below contain both the photo and birthdate.
Each Person Must bring one of the following:
Driver's License issued by any State in the US (international Driver Licenses not accepted)
California ID or other US State Identification Card
Military service or Military Dependent Identification Card
United States Passport
Alien Registration Card (formally known as a Green Card)
* Matricula Consular
*(Will be acceptable only if all of required information is on card, such as date of birth and picture. A birth certificate is required with every Matricula Card accepted and all birth certificates must be translated into English, no exceptions. If we issue you the marriage license, two additional credible witnesses will also be required with acceptable ID to sign the notary book to attest to the identity of the holder of the Matricula Consular).
If you do not bring the appropriate documentation, you will NOT be issued a marriage license.
The Following Items are NOT needed to get a Marriage License:
A blood test or health certificate is NOT required to obtain a marriage license.
There is NO residence or citizenship status requirement.
You do not need to live in California, Los Angeles or the United States to qualify for a marriage license.
Anyone from anywhere in the world with proper Identification can marry in California.
COUNTY CLERK LOCATIONS
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
NORWALK: 12400 Imperial Highway Norwalk (562) 462-2137 Hrs: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
BEVERLY HILLS: 9355 Burton Way, 1st Floor Beverly Hills (310) 288-1261 Hrs: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.,
LANCASTER: 1028 W. Avenue J2 Lancaster (661) 945-6446 Hrs: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LAX AREA: 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd, 6th Floor LAX Courthouse (310) 727-6142 Hrs: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
DOWNTOWN: 4716 East Cesar Chavez Avenue Los Angeles (323) 260-2991 Hrs: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.,
COMPTON: 7807 S. Compton Avenue, Room 215 Los Angeles (323) 586-6192 Hrs: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
VAN NUYS: 14340 West Sylvan Street Van Nuys (818) 374-7176 Hrs: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
CATALINA: Catalina Branch Court Avalon (310) 510-0026 (Call for appointment)
The fee is $90 for a regular license and $85 for a confidential license. You may apply for your license with the County by completing your marriage application online by clicking HERE
There are 3 Orange County Locations to get your license:
Old County Courthouse at 211 West Santa Ana Boulevard in Room 201. It is the large red brick building. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
Laguna Hills Civic Center 24031 El Toro Road, Suite 150 Laguna Hills Hours: 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday
North County branch - Downtown Fullerton 201 N. Harbor Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92832
Main Phone: (714) 834-2500.
You can also apply on line by clicking HE RE
RIVERSIDE (Gateway) 2720 & 2724 Gateway Dr. Riverside, CA 92507 Monday thru Friday, 8am-4:30pm (951)486-7000
RIVERSIDE (Downtown) 4080 Lemon St, 1st Floor Riverside, CA 92502-2204 Monday thru Friday, 8am-4:30pm (951)486-7000
HEMET 880 N. State Street, Suite B-6 Hemet, CA 92543-1496 Monday thru Friday, 8:00am-12 Noon/ 1:00pm-4:00pm (951)486-7000
BLYTHE 270 N Broadway Blythe, CA 92225-1608 Monday and Wednesday ONLY, from 8am-12pm & 1pm-4pm (760)921-5050
INDIO 82675 Highway 111, Room 113 Indio, CA 92201-5994 Monday thru Friday, 8am-3:30pm (760)863-8732
TEMECULA 41002 County Center Drive, #230 Temecula, CA 92591-6027 Monday thru Friday, 8am-3:30pm (951)486-7000
For their application click HERE
The fee for a public marriage license is $68.00 The fee for a confidential marriage license is $76.00
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
San Bernardino 222 West Hospitality Lane San Bernardino, CA 92415-0022
San Bernardino County High Desert Government Center 15900 Smoke Tree Street Hesperia, CA 92345
Regular License Fee $88 Confidential License Fee $90
For their license application CLICK HERE
Open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday
Toll free number (855) 732-2575
County Government Center in Ventura County Clerk, Hall of Administration, Main Plaza, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009-1210 (805) 654-3788.
Marriage Licenses may be obtained 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Appointments are highly recommended.
Marriage licenses can also be obtained through the City of Fillmore Finance Department.
Please call (805)524-3701 for additional information. You can apply online for your license click HERE
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Santa Barbara Hall of Records 1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA 93102
Betteravia Govt. Center 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Suite 115 Santa Maria, CA 93455
Clerk- Recorder's Office 401 East Cypress Street, Rm 102 Lompoc, CA 93436
Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m (Monday through Friday)
To make an appointment: call (805) 346-8370 in Santa Maria or (805) 737-7706 Regular marriage license . . . . . . .$87.00 Confidential marriage license . . . $95.00
For their license application Clicl HERE