Apply For An Arcadia Marriage License

I am looking forward to my wedding, but I am unsure where to go to get a marriage license for Arcadia, California. Where do I need to go?

In Los Angeles County, marriage licenses are issued by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office. The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office headquarters are based in Norwalk, California, but there are several branch offices throughout Los Angeles County. The most convenient branch office for you is probably the East Los Angeles location at 4716 East Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles, California. That office can be reached by phone at (323) 260-2991.

You and your fiancé(e) will need to appear together during office hours to request a marriage license. The office opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and marriage license applications should be submitted before 3 p.m. The office can usually process your application and issue your marriage license on the same day. You should plan to wait at least one hour for processing time, though it may be a shorter or longer wait, depending upon how busy the office is. You can also apply online, but you will still need to go to the County Clerk’s office together to pay the fees and pick up the marriage license, since marriage licenses, by law, cannot be mailed.

For complete information on Los Angeles County marriage licenses, visit Arcadia Marriage License.

What are the requirements to apply for a marriage license in Arcadia?

You and your fiancé(e) both need to have a currently unmarried legal status at the time that you submit your application. You also must both be at least 18 years of age. The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office will ask to see valid I.D. to verify your age and your identity.

Are there any other requirements to apply for a marriage license in Arcadia?

The main requirements are simply your age and your unmarried legal status. Blood tests are not mandatory in the state of California, and neither are health certificates. Residency is also not a requirement for Los Angeles County marriage licenses.

For how many days is a Los Angeles County marriage license valid?

Los Angeles County marriage licenses are valid for 90 days.

How much will I need to pay for a marriage license in Arcadia, California?

You will need to pay $90 for a regular marriage license, or $85 if you are applying for a confidential marriage license. This fee may be paid in cash, or with check, money order, or credit/debit card. Checks should be made out to the Registrar-Recorder County Clerk (or RRCC).

Can I choose the person who performs my wedding ceremony?

Yes you can, but you must choose someone who is legally authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of California. He or she could be a rabbi, minister, or priest over the age of 18 from any religious denomination. He or she could be a judge, a commissioner or assistant commissioner of a California judicial court, a current mayor, or even a Deputy Commissioner for a Day. To learn more about the Los Angeles County Deputy Commissioner for a Day program, visit Los Angeles County Marriage License.

What if I want to have a civil ceremony?

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office performs civil ceremonies at its branch offices in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Lancaster, Norwalk, and Van Nuys. You must already have your marriage license and you must provide at least one witness.
At the Norwalk office, there is also a civil ceremony volunteer program. The Norwalk office even has a wedding chapel! To learn more about this program, visit Arcadia Marriage License.

Who issues marriage certificates for Arcadia, California?

The Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office issues marriage certificates after the signed marriage license has been recorded.


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