Marriage Certificate Copies
Copies of the marriage certificate may be purchased approximately two weeks
after the original marriage license is received and recorded in the Recorder/County
Clerk’s office. An authorized person must complete
a marriage certificate application form and enclose
a fee of $15.00 for each copy requested. Restrictions do apply to confidential marriages
so please see below:
Public Marriages (including Non-Clergy, Declaration, and Court Order Delayed)
Anyone may obtain a certified copy of a public, declared, or non-clergy marriage
certificate by mail or in person from the County Recorder. The requester must sufficiently
identify the record requested, e.g. names of the parties to the marriage, date,
county of event, etc.
Confidential License and Certificate of Marriage
Only the parties to the marriage may be provided a certified copy of a confidential
marriage record. The certified copy may be requested in any of the following ways:
- By submitting the application for a certified copy of the confidential marriage
certificate provided to the parties at the time the marriage license was issued.
- By personally appearing at the County Clerk’s Office where the marriage
certificate is registered and producing proper identification.
- By submitting a written request with their signature acknowledged by a notary
public or County Clerk attesting to their identity and mailing that request to the
Note: The fee for a search of the records is the same as for a copy (Health
&Safety Code Section 103650). If no record is found, the fee is retained and
the requester will be issued a “Certification of No Public Record”.
For additional information please call (909)386-9095