Marriage License Information

Before a wedding ceremony can legally be performed, a marriage license must have been issued not more than ninety (90) days prior to the wedding date. It is the responsibility of the Bride and Groom to secure the marriage license. The Bride and Groom must be present with photo ID (2 forms of ID are sometimes required) to obtain a license. The license MUST be presented to me on or before the wedding day. I cannot solemnize the marriage if I do not have a valid marriage license. After the wedding, I will file the license with the County Clerk in the county in which it was issued.

Some counties accept online applications. (Check the county website or call the county clerk’s office for details). Marriage licenses may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office, at the following locations:

County Clerk’s Offices

ORANGE COUNTY Fee: (P) $61.00 / (C) $66.00 (714) 834-2710 211

West Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92702

24031 El Toro Road #150, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

12 Civic Center Plaza #106 Santa Ana, CA 92701

SAN DIEGO COUNTY Fee: (P) $70.00 / (C) $89.00 (619) 531-6248 1600

Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101

200 South Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA

LOS ANGELES COUNTY Fee: (P) $90.00 / (C) $85.00 (800) 201-8999

12400 Imperial Highway – Rm 1002. Norwalk, CA 90650 ~ (800) 201-8999

9355 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA ~ (310) 288-1261

4716 East Ceasar H. Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, CA ~ (323) 260-2991

7807 South Compton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA ~ (323) 586-6192

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