We are looking forward to our wedding in Anaheim, California, but we need to get our marriage license first. Where do we need to go to apply?
Both of you need to go together to a branch office of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office to submit your application. The branch office closest to Anaheim is the Fullerton location at 201 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92832. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except holidays. Marriage licenses are issued when you apply. You are welcome to make an appointment before you go, but appointments are not required.
The Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office website is a great source of information on applying for your marriage license. Visit the site at Anaheim Marriage License. You can also start your online application at the site. Priority at the office will be given to those who have submitted an online application in advance.
What documents will we need to show when we go to the Clerk-Recorder’s office to apply for a marriage license in Anaheim, California?
When you go to the Clerk-Recorder’s office together, both of you will need to show a current government-issued photo I.D. such as a current driver’s license or a passport. Both of you need be at least 18 years old and single at the time that you apply, but there are no residency or citizenship requirements.
Are blood test results required to apply for a marriage license?
No. Blood test results are not required for your marriage license application in Orange County.
How long will our marriage license be valid?
Your Orange County marriage license will be valid for 90 days after the day that the license is issued.
What is the marriage license fee required for weddings in Anaheim, California?
The marriage license fee required for a regular marriage license in Anaheim is $61.50. The fee required for a confidential marriage license is $66.25. You can pay the fee with cash, money order, cashier’s check, credit/debit card, or a personal check.
Who can perform our wedding in Anaheim, California?
Any person that is legally authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of California can perform your wedding in Anaheim.
Who is legally authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of California?
In the state of California, all ministers, priests, and rabbis that are at least 18 years old, no matter which denomination they belong to, are legally authorized to perform wedding ceremonies. Judges, some other judicial officers, and current city mayors can also perform wedding ceremonies in California.
Can we be married in a civil ceremony in Anaheim, California?
Civil ceremonies can be performed at one of the three branch offices of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office in Fullerton, Santa Ana, and Laguna Hills. You should go to one of these branch offices if you want to be married in a civil ceremony. You are welcome to make an appointment before you go, but appointments are not required. The fee for a civil ceremony is $28. See the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s website for photos of the wedding ceremony rooms and more information: Aneheim Clerk's Recorder web site
How do we order a marriage certificate in Anaheim, California?
In Orange County, you can order your marriage certificate in person, by mail, by phone, by fax, or online. See the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s website for more information: Anaheim Marriage Licenses.
Copies of your marriage certificate will be available approximately 6 to 8 weeks after your wedding occurs.