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Apply for Marriage Certificate

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

A certified copy of a marriage certificate can typically be used as proof of marriage and other legal purposes. This is not a copy of the marriage license.

General Information: 916-445-2684

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please view our page on changing the parentage/paternity on your child’s birth certificate.
Informational pamphlets and copies of all our applications for certified copies of birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates can be downloaded online.
A certified copy can be used to establish the identity of the person named on the certificate, whereas a certified informational copy CANNOT be used to establish identity. Persons who are not eligible to receive a certified copy can receive a certified informational copy. Both types of documents are certified copies of the original document on file with our office. Depending on the exact year of event, some Certified Informational Copies will have signatures and Social Security numbers removed.  For more information, please refer to the application of the vital record you are seeking, or view our page, Authorized Copy vs. Informational Copy.

Related Links

Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Record

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED COPY OF MARRIAGE RECORD ... The registrant (person listed on the certificate) or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/vs113a.pdf

California Marriage License - General Information

Dec 30, 2014 ... To marry in California, the two parties may not be already married to ... to the County Clerk's Office to apply for a marriage license in California. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/MarriageLicenseceremonygeneralinfo.aspx

TypesofMarriageLicenses

Dec 30, 2014 ... The public marriage license and confidential marriage license. In addition to the general requirements listed above, there are additional ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/TypesofMarriageLicenses.aspx

Frequently Asked Questions by Marriage Officiants

Dec 30, 2014 ... This page gives general information regarding the requirements for the issuance and registration of public and confidential marriage licenses in ... http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/pages/faqformarriagelicenseceremonyinfo.aspx

Marriage License Information

Jul 27, 2016 ... For further information, please contact the County Clerk or Recorder's Office in the county where you will be applying for the marriage license. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/pages/marriagelicenseinformation.aspx

California Marriage License, Registration and Ceremony Information ...

where you will be applying for the marriage license, or performing the marriage ceremony. Information regarding contacting the County Clerk/Recorder may be. http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/documents/marriage%20ceremony%20info.pdf

Certified Copies of Marriage and Divorce Records

Oct 14, 2016 ... Step 4 – Download and complete the application form if ordering a public marriage record or Certificate of Record for Divorce from CDPH Vital ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/CertifiedCopiesofMarriageandDivorceRecords.aspx

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Mar 23, 2016 ... Informational pamphlets and copies of all our applications for certified copies of birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates can be ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx