You Are About To Request Your Marriage License !
There Are A Few Basic Requirements For You As You Proceed Through The Form.
- Please Use Only LEGAL NAMES – this is the name that appears on your birth certificate.
- Use full names only – single initials in names- UNLESS THEY APPEAR ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE – are not accepted by the State Of California.
- If you have changed your name since birth through another process other than marriage/divorce you will be required to show documentation of that change.
- If you have no middle name – please indicate that by using “dash dash” ( – – ) , DO NOT USE “NO MIDDLE NAME” “NA” or any other words that do not appear on your birth certificate.
- Please provide your parents FULL NAMES – as they appear on your birth certificate. If they have no middle name – please indicate that by using “dash dash” ( – – ) , DO NOT USE “NO MIDDLE NAME” “NA” or any other words that do not appear on your birth certificate.
- Remember your mother’s maiden name is the name she had before she met your father.
- Remember your father was not born a Senior, he became one after your brother was born. So Do not use the designation of “SR” after your father’s name, unless it appears on your birth certificate.
- If your name contains accent marks over or behind letters, please remove them. The State of California will not accept diacritical marks of any sort.
- If you have been legally married and divorced previously, you will be required to provide the date, the number of times of marriage and how the marriage ends.
- If you have been divorced within the last 12 months, you will be required to show the stamped dissolution of marriage document from the Superior Court. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- Last but not least, you will be required to provide a copy of your Current – Not Expired – Legal Picture ID.
State Driver’s License
State Issued ID Card
United States Military ID
United States Issued Passport
Foreign Country Issued Passport
Note: if using an ID type not listed, please call for verification. Some Foreign IDs require supporting documentation to be accepted.