Marriage Licenses and Civil Ceremonies


May 06, 2020

On April 20,2020, the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder Office began reissuing marriage licenses and performing ceremonies for Yolo County Residents on a limited basis.

Beginning the Week of May 11, 2020 the Clerk-Recorder will being to issue Marriage Licenses and perform Marriage Ceremonies in Spanish for those requiring the language assistance. In addition, due to the increased demand for Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies, the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder Office is also making changes to its Marriage License and Ceremony process. Moving forward, the Clerk-Recorder is requiring all interested couples to complete the on-line Marriage Application Form. Once the application has been received in the system, Clerk-Recorder staff will call couples on a first come first served basis. At that time, couples will be informed of appointments available on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. As previously stated, appointments will only be available to couples where at least one member is a resident of Yolo County. Couples will also be required to comply with all the current Yolo County guidelines relating to social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Interested couples seeking more information may call the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder at 530-666-8130, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Option in lieu of a public or confidential marriage license


In the on going effort to maintain costs and services, the Yolo County Clerk-Recorder asks that all documents requests to be mailed to the customer include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. In Lieu of the Self Addressed Stamped Envelope the customer may elect to pay $1.00 for return postage which will be added to the document fee total.


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Item Fee
Saturday Marriage Ceremony $98.00 for Regular Marriage License
$109.00 for Confidential Marriage License
$93.00 for Marriage Ceremony
Regular Marriage License $98.00
Confidential Marriage License $109.00
Duplicate Marriage License $25.00
Marriage Ceremony $93.00
Search for Marriage Certificate $15.00
Marriage Room Usage $93.00
Civil Marriage Commissioner - For a Day $109.00
Marriage Witness Fee for Wedding Ceremony $32.00

Details on Marriage Room Usage and Marriage Witness Fee

Regular and confidential marriage licenses are issued by the Clerk/Recorder’s office and are valid 90 days from the date issued. Either license may be used any where in the State of California.

No appointment is needed to apply for a license. Both parties must appear together, be at least 18 years of age or older and present a valid photo identification - government issued. If you have any questions on what type of identifications are acceptable, please call our office at (530) 666-8130

Civil wedding ceremonies are performed in our office by appointment only. In order to insure availability, we encourage couples to schedule appointments well in advance of the desired ceremony date.

Please call 530-666-8130 to schedule your appointment.

Our Ceremony Room will hold approximately 25 guest comfortably.

You are required to have at least one witness if you have a regular marriage license. If you do not have your own witness you have the option to have a witness provided by the Clerk/Recorder's Office, for a fee.

Details on Marriage Witness Fee

At request; the Clerk/Recorder's Office offers wedding ceremonies performed in lanuages of English, Spanish & Tagalog