Marriage

Public Notice

Effective June 1, 2020 we will resume all in-person services by appointment only.  These services will include marriage licensing, marriage ceremonies, confidential marriage licensing and commissioner for the day applications.  Please contact the Deputy County Clerk at 263-2311 for assistance and to schedule your appointment.  Special Note for Marriage Ceremonies: Due to NEW COVID-19 restrictions, Courthouse Ceremonies are not available at this time.


A Marriage License must be purchased prior to a Marriage Ceremony occurring.

A Public Marriage License purchased from the County Clerk may be used to perform a ceremony anywhere in the state of California. However, it must be recorded in the same county it was issued in. For restrictions on Confidential Marriage Licenses please call (707) 263-2311.

Our hours are Monday-Thursday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A couple may come in at anytime during those hours to apply.

Marriage Licenses
For additional information, and to download the Marriage License Application please see our Marriage Licenses page.

Marriage Ceremonies
To schedule a ceremony with our office please see our Marriage Ceremonies page.

Marriage Certificates
A certified copy of a registered marriage license, also called a Marriage Certificate, may be required for legal purposes.

Pursuant to a proclamation from Governor Brown, fees for certified copies of marriage records are suspended for any party who lot such record as a result of the recent wildfires. When requesting a free copy this Sworn Statement must be included with your application.

Public Marriage Licenses are registered with the County Recorder's Office, to obtain a certified copy please refer to the " Marriage Certificate Application" located on their website under Recorder Forms.

Confidential Marriage Licenses are registered with the County Clerk's Office, to obtain a certified copy please complete the Application for a Certified Copy of a Confidential Marriage License.

Note: Confidential marriage licenses may only be obtained by one of the two parties to the marriage, a mailed application will only be accepted if the Certificate of Acknowledgement is completed by a notary public to confirm the identity of the applicant.

Divorce
The County Clerk's Office does not handle divorce documents. For information regarding those documents please contact the Lake County Superior Court.