Regular Licenses

To obtain a regular marriage license, both parties must be 18 years or older, appear in person at our office and present authentic photo identification.

There are no blood tests or residency requirements.

The license is valid for 90 days, during which time the ceremony must take place. The ceremony license may be performed anywhere in the State of California.

Minors, under the age of 18, must obtain an order from the Superior Court prior to applying for a license. For information from the court, call (530) 406-6704. After obtaining a court order the minors must appear at the county clerk's office.

When applying for a Marriage License each individual will have to provide the following information:

  • Father's Full Birth Name
  • Father's State or Foreign Country of Birth
  • Mother's Full Birth (maiden) Name
  • Mother's State or Foreign Country of Birth
  • How an individual's previous marriage ended and the marriage end date (if applicable)- - The name each individual will take after the ceremony. Click to see the information on allowable new names. Name Equality Act of 2007

Note: If you are recently divorced and it has been 6 months or less, you are required by our office to present a certified copy of the divorce decree for verification that the marriage has been legally dissolved.

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