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How to obtain your "San Diego Marriage License"



San Diego Marriage License Information

Two types of Marriage License Available in California.

Public Marriage License:

-You may be married on the same day
you purchase your public marriage license.
It is valid for 90 days.

-You will need at least one witness for your wedding ceremony.

-The couple must appear together in person during office hours
with valid photo identification providing date of birth.

-Applicants must be 18 years of age.
(See below for Juvenile requirements)

- There is no blood test required.

-If either party has been granted a divorce within the last 90 days,
a divorce decree must be presented.


You MUST have an appointment to obtain a marriage license.

Call: 619 . 237 . 0502 for all locations to set an appointment


You may purchase your public marriage license
at these San Diego County Offices
for $70 (cash or check only) at:

• County Administration
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 273
- San Diego, CA 92101-2480
To reach a "marriage section staff member"
call: 6 1 9 . 2 3 7 . 0 5 0 2

• Kearny Mesa Office IS NOW CLOSED EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009

• Chula Vista IS NOW CLOSED EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009

• 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

MAPS TO THE COUNTY OFFICES !


APPOINTMENTs REQUIRED
MAIN COUNTY OFFICE
# IS 619. 237. 0502

Hours: 8-4 Monday through Friday


HOW TO RECEIVE A CERTIFIED COPY OF YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE:

Certified copies may be purchased
through the county clerks office
about two weeks after license is filed by your officiant.
The cost is $14.
You must now have a notarized request for a copy of your
marriage license
CLICK HERE FOR A PDF TO PRINT AND NOTARIZE TO REQUEST
A COPY OF YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE.



Confidential Marriage Licenses


-Bride and groom must appear either in the courthouse
or before a special notary who has the authority
to issue confidential marriage licenses outside of the courthouse.

Again, photo ID with proof of age is required.
You must be 18 years of age

-If a divorce has taken place in the last 90 days,
a decree must be presented

-No blood test is required

-Both parties must swear in writing
that they have already been living together

-Marriage ceremony may be performed ONLY in San Diego county

-The marriage recored will be maintained as "Confidential"
and ONLY the bride or groom may obtain copies
of the marriage certificate
EXCEPT by order of the Superior Court

-The cost for the license is $80 from the county, however
notaries may charge an additional fee of up to $100






Marriage Licenses
for those under the age of 18

-If the prospective bride or groom is under 18 years of age.

-They must go through Juvenile Court and
comply with the requirements set by the court.

Their address and phone number:

Juvenile Court
2851 Meadowlark Drive
San Diego, California 92123
858.694.4601

-Both parties must then appear together in our office
and have the following documents:

-One form of valid photo ID with proof of age and birth certificate
-Judge's consent
-Parental consent
-A premarital counseling letter

-If either party has been granted a divorce within 90 days,
a copy of the decree must be presented.

To obtain a Judge's consent,
all of the items above must be taken to the clerk of the Juvenile court,
CALL FIRST.
The clerk will present it to a Judge directly for their signature.

This is done prior to the license being issued by the county.




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