San Bernardino County 

Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk

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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 County Clerk.

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