A marriage license may be obtained from one of the San Diego County Clerk's offices. The bride and groom must appear together with valid photo identification, and be at least 18 years old. If you are divorced, and the final documents were filed within the last 90 days, you must bring in your final divorce decree.

San Diego County Clerk's website

The fee for a non-confidential marriage license is $70.00.

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The fee for a confidential marriage license is $89.00.

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An appointment is required to obtain a marriage license and/or civil ceremony. Walk-in marriage license services are not available.

County Clerk's office locations:

  • County Administration Center
    1600 Pacific Highway, Room 273
    San Diego, CA 92101-2480
    (619) 237-0502
    Monday - Friday
    Appointments only: 8:00 - 4:30


  • San Marcos Branch Office
    141 East Carmel St.
    San Marcos, CA 92078
    Monday - Friday
    (619) 237-0502
    Appointments Only: 8:00 - 4:30

  • El Cajon Branch Office
    200 S. Magnolia Ave.
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    (619) 237-0502
    Appointments Only: 8:00 - 4:30

For faster filing, I will hand-deliver your signed marriage license to the processing office of the County Clerk's office within 3 days of your ceremony.

After your wedding, certified copies of your license (which becomes your Marriage Certificate) may be purchased 14 days after the license (signed by one witness and myself) is returned to the county recorder's office. NOTE: California requires one witness be present at the ceremony for a non-confidential marriage license. 

For more information, please visit San Diego County's Website


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