Q. What is the difference between a “Regular” and a “Confidential”
There are a number of differences. A regular marriage license is a public record.
A license and certificate of confidential marriage is only accessible by the husband,
wife, or by decree signed by a superior court judge. At least one witness is required
to observe the solemnization for a regular, public ceremony. No witnesses are required
to observe a confidential marriage ceremony. A regular license may be used throughout
the state. However, the confidential license may only be used in the county of issue.
The confidential license fee is $2.00 more than the regular license.
Q. What are acceptable forms of identification?
Q. Are blood tests required?
Q. Is there a waiting period between purchasing the license and the ceremony?
Q. Do I have to be a United States citizen?
Q. Do I have to reside in California?
Q. I was married in another country, do I need to get married in the U.S.A. to make
Q. Who is authorized to solemnize a marriage ceremony?
Q. How can I get married if I am under the age of 18?
Q. Does purchasing a marriage license make us married?
Q. How do I transfer title on a property?