Marriage Licenses and Civil Ceremonies

IN-PERSON SERVICE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT HERE

For out-of-hospital birth registration call Flora Alvarez at 530-666-8680.

OUR CEREMONY ROOM OCCUPANCY IS CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 4 PEOPLE (which includes: the couple to be wed, one witness, and the officiant).Staff reserves the right to determine the number of people who may enter while maintaining safe social-distancing. 

HOW TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE:
  1. Submit the Online Application for regular or confidential marriage license. Either license may be used any where in the State of California. 
  2. Schedule your appointment for in-person service to complete the issuance of the license. It is required that both parties appear together, be at least 18 years of age or older and present a valid photo identification - government issued. The marriage license is valid 90 days from the date issued.
  3. To ensure proper order for a valid marriage review Marriage Steps.
INFORMATION FOR A CIVIL CEREMONY:

Civil wedding ceremonies are performed in our office by appointment only. In order to ensure availability, we encourage couples to schedule appointments well in advance of the desired ceremony date. Please call 530-666-8130 to schedule your appointment.

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, see Marriage Room Usage and Marriage Witness Fee for more details.

FEES:
Item Fee
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

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Option in lieu of a public or confidential marriage license

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