Question: How Do I Get A Copy Of A Marriage Certificate In California??

You may order copies through VitalChek on an expedited bases.

California Vital Statistics issues Authorized and Informational copies marriage records of individuals who were issued a marriage license within the state of California.

Certified copies can typically be used for proof of marriage and other legal purposes.

How long does it take to get a marriage certificate in California?

We recommend, based on our experience, that you ask for 2 copies of the marriage certificate for your files. It will take 6-12 weeks to receive your requested certified copies of your marriage license, but much longer if you do not file your request for certified copies at the time of your marriage.

Can you get your marriage license and get married the same day in California?

To marry in California, the two parties may not be already married to each other or other individuals. Both parties must bring in a valid ID (i.e. driver’s license, military ID, passport, or green card, etc). Legal Age Without Parental Consent: 18. Same Sex Marriage: Yes.

Are California marriage records public?

In the state of California government data is governed by the California Public Records Act (CPRA) which legally obligates the state to provide you with the information you request. California birth, death, marriage and divorce records are maintained by the California Department of Public Health Vital Records (CDPH).

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