Marriage License Information

Each County in the State of California issues Public and Confidential Marriage Licenses however, each County may have different rules on how to obtain and fees. Please check with your local California County Clerk for this information.

Update: A State of California confidential (non-public) marriage license may be issued in any County and used in any County in the State.


As a courtesy, Southern California County Clerk websites are linked below. If your County is not listed, simply search for “County Clerk of (Name of County)” for more information.

If you find one of the links below is broken, please let us know to help future Brides and Grooms.

San Diego County Clerk and Recorder

Imperial County Clerk and Recorder

Riverside County Clerk and Recorder

Orange County Clerk and Recorder

San Bernardino County Clerk and Recorder

Los Angeles County Clerk and Recorder

Ventura County Clerk and Recorder

Kern County Clerk and Recorder

Santa Barbara County Clerk and Recorder

San Luis Obispo County Clerk and Recorder