California Marriage License Issued

Marriage License information

Before a wedding ceremony can legally be performed, a marriage license must have been issued not more than ninety (90) days prior to the wedding date.  It is the responsibility of the Bride and Groom to secure the marriage license.  Tie the Knot Ceremonies is authorized to issue a Marriage License. 


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If a previous marriage ended in death, dissolution, annulment or Term SRDP within ninety (90) days of the application date (and it is so indicated on the application), proof of termination of marriage (death certificate, divorce decree, court order, etc.) will be required at the time of application before a  new license will be issued. Keep in mind that by signing the application, you certify that the answers you supplied on the application are correct to the best of your knowledge.  Any questions on this policy should be directed to the Office of the County Clerk-Recorder. After the wedding, I will file the license with the County Clerk in the county in which it was issued.

Most counties accept online applications. Check the county website or call the county clerk's office for details. 


Marriage licenses may be obtained from the County Clerk’s office, at the following locations:

County Clerk Office Locations