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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.

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