San Diego Marriage License Guide
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage.
You will need to purchase a marriage license prior to your
ceremony. In California marriage licenses are valid for 90
days from the issue date and cost $50.00, so make sure you
Marriage license bureaus in California require that both the
bride and groom must apply together, in person. You'll need
specific identification - like a photo ID or driver's license.
If divorce has occurred within 90 days, you'll need to bring
in your divorce decree. The Kearny Mesa Office is open on
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. There is no blood test
and no waiting period in California.
Once you have your marriage license, don't lose it! You'll
give it to your officiant before the ceremony, where you two
and the officiant and your witnesses will sign it. Then he
or she will mail it in to the Recorder County Clerk's Office
and certified copies of your marriage certificate will be
available for a fee of $13. Hold on to that in case you need
to show proof of marriage in the future. Getting your license
may not be the most romantic part of planning your wedding,
but it is an essential one. You can obtain a marriage license
at the following County of San Diego offices:
Gregory J. Smith
1600 Pacific Highway, Room 273
San Diego, CA 92101
Chula Vista Branch Office
590 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
El Cajon Branch Office
200 S. Magnolia Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
Kearny Mesa Branch Office
9225 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
Open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
San Marcos Branch Office
334 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 150
San Marcos, CA 92069
For more information, visit the San Diego County Web Site
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