Apply for a Marriage License

General Information: 
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Only two unmarried persons who are at least 18 years of age with valid government issued identification may apply for a marriage license in the state of California. Anyone under 18 must obtain a court order through the Juvenile Court system.

--  A wedding ceremony must be performed within 90 days from the date the license is issued, anywhere within the state of California. 
--  The wedding ceremony must be performed by an authorized party and have at least one witness present (a witness is not required for confidential marriages).


Marriage Services at Santa Clara County:

Couples may choose to have marriage services performed by a Santa Clara County Clerk Deputy Marriage Commissioner.

  • Marriage services are provided by Zoom (by appointment) or in person (no appointment necessary).

  • Zoom appointments: At least one of the parties getting married must be a current resident of Santa Clara County.  Both parties must be present in California at the time of the Zoom call. 

  • In person visit: Both parties must be present and do not need to be a resident of Santa Clara County.  No appointment necessary.  Before your visit to the office, please apply online and plan accordingly.  Wait times will vary based on lobby queue.  Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
     

APPLY ONLINE:

  1. Click on the link below.
    --  Select Marriage License Application
    --  Select either "Confidential" or "Standard" marriage license to begin process

  2.  FOR IN PERSON VISITS:
    --  Once the application is filled out, please click the "COMPLETE" button, and write down your order number (starts with SST).
    --  Visit our office to complete the process.

  3.  FOR VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS:
    --  Once the application is filled out, please click on the “COMPLETE” button, and write down your order number (starts with SST).
    --  Click the link at the end of the application to be redirected to the “Next Steps” page.
    --  Email the “Next Steps” information and attached the items requested on that page to [email protected].
    --  One of our clerks will assist you to schedule a marriage service virtual appointment.

 

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