Apply for a Marriage License

Marriage License Services are only available if either one or both of the parties are resident(s) of Santa Clara County.  Both parties MUST be within the state of California on the day of your scheduled service appointment.

  • Click on the link below
    • select Marriage License Application
    • select either “Confidential” or “Standard” marriage application to begin process.
  • Once the application is filled out, please select “COMPLETE” and write down the Order #, Date, and Name of the submitter.
  • You will be redirected to a “Next Steps” page with further instructions.


Marriage Ceremony Service is available through video conferencing via Zoom. However, this service is only available if either one or both of the parties are resident(s) of Santa Clara County. The video conferencing ceremonies are by appointment only. Please contact our office at [email protected] with the subject line of “Marriage Ceremony.” A member of the Clerk-Recorder staff will be contacting you for further assistance. To be legally married, you must obtain a marriage license and have a marriage ceremony. The license is the document that will be later become your proof of marriage. The ceremony is the formality when an authorized party pronounces you legally married.

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