San Diego Marriage License Information
Purchase your "San Diego Marriage license"
from the county clerk's office and give us a call for an affordable
tiny beach wedding or simple elopement ceremony
For your marriage to be legally recognized
you will need to purchase a marriage license from a
county office in California prior to the ceremony.
At the wedding, Steve will sign the documents and file them
with the appropriate county after the ceremony.
You may purchase a "San Diego marriage license"
in any county office in San Diego listed below
Click here for maps to each of the offices
You can also bring a license from other California county offices
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED
main # to make appointment is
619. 237. 0502
You can purchase your public marriage license
in any California County office that sells licenses
and use it for a San Diego wedding or San Diego elopement.
(Confidential licenses must be used in the county they were purchased in)
Yes ! You can be married on the same day
you purchase your license. No waiting period in California
If you purchase your license after the ceremony , we have
performed for you, we can NOT back date the license.
We will have to say a few words to
"re-marry" you on the date we actually sign the license.
It will be dated the day we actually sign the license.
There is a charge 75.00 if we have to meet you
after the wedding to sign paperwork.
You can purchase your wedding license for $70 at:
• County Administration
1600 Pacific Highway,
- San Diego, CA 92101-2480
To reach a "marriage section staff member"
call: 6 1 9 . 5 3 1 . 6 2 4 8
• Kearny Mesa Office is NOW CLOSED
• Chula Vista Office IS NOW CLOSED
• San Marcos
Branch Office 141 East Carmel Street -
San Marcos, CA 92069-2638
• El Cajon
Branch Office 200 S. Magnolia Avenue -
El Cajon, CA 92020-3316
Hours: call FIRST
YOU MUST HAVE APPOINTMENTS
8-4 Monday through Friday
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Requirements for a San Diego Marriage License
Each person must appear in person and
present one form of valid photo identification
with proof of age.
To expedite the identification process,
it is recommended that both the bride and groom
bring a certified copy of their birth certificate.
You must be 18 years of age.
Or go through Juvenile Court prior to obtaining a license.
Their number is 858.694.4601 ,
they can give you the specific requirements
for couples under the age of 18.
If either party has been granted a divorce
within 90 days of applying for a new marriage license,
a copy of the final divorce decree must be
presented at the time of issue.
A blood test is NOT required.
Your marriage license is effective immediately and
valid for 90 days anywhere within the state of California.
You will need one adult witness for your ceremony.
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A Certified copy of your
San Diego Marriage License
may be purchased
through the county clerks office
about two weeks AFTER the license is filed by us
The cost is $15.
EFFECTIVE JAN 1, 2010
you MUST have your request for a copy of your
"certified San Diego marriage license" notarized.
Here is a link for their required form:
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The fee for a regular/public marriage license is $70.00
CASH OR CHECKS ONLY !
(some offices don't take debit or credit cards)