Application for Marriage License

Congratulations !

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.

 

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