San Bernardino County 

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Marriage License and Ceremony Information

Obtaining a Marriage License For Minors

If one or both parties requesting a marriage license are under the age of 18, then a court order and judge/parental consent for the minor must be obtained and filed with the county clerk before a license can be issued. This applies to emancipated minors as well.
1. Obtain court form at www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm
  a. Under “Select a group of forms”, select “Family Law – Miscellaneous FL-900 –999
  b. Click on “See Forms”
  c. Select FL-910 “Request for Minor to Marry”
 
2. File the written consent of their parent(s) or legal guardian with the clerk of the court and apply to the clerk of the court for judicial approval to marry. If there is no parent capable of consenting, the court may act in both capacities and make an order consenting to the issuance of a marriage license and granting permission for the minor to marry.
 
3. In all instances, a certified copy of the court order granting permission to marry must be presented to the County Clerk at the time the marriage license is issued. Minors may not be issued a confidential marriage license under any circumstances.
 
For additional information please contact:

San Bernardino District Court
351 N. Arrowhead
San Bernardino, CA 92415
(909) 387-3912