My fiancé and I are starting to plan our wedding in Glendale, California. Where are we going to have to go to apply for a marriage license?
To apply for a marriage license, you and your fiancé are going to have to go together to a branch office of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office that issues marriage licenses. Close to Glendale, there are branch offices in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
The Los Angeles location at the LAX Courthouse is located at 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, on the sixth floor. The office can be reached by phone at (310) 727-6142 and hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., though marriage license applications should be submitted by 3:00 p.m. for same-day service.
The Beverly Hills location is located at 9355 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, on the first floor. The office can be reached by phone at (310) 288-1261 and hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., though like the LAX Courthouse location, marriage license applications need to be submitted by 3:00 p.m. for same-day service.
While it is possible to download the marriage license application online, you and your fiancé will still need to go to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office together to pay the fees, present photo I.D. and pick up the marriage license. The marriage license application, along with further information about Los Angeles County weddings, is available online at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office website at Glendale Marriage License.
How will we know if we meet all of the requirements for a marriage license in Glendale, California?
You and your fiancé have to be at least 18 years of age, and neither of you can be currently married to any other person. You both have to be able to show government-issued photo I.D. at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office to prove that you meet the age requirement.
Do we need to have blood tests to get married in Glendale?
You do not need to have blood tests because blood tests are not required in Los Angeles County. Neither are health certificates or residency in California
How many days is a Los Angeles County marriage license good for?
A Los Angeles County marriage license is good for a period of 90 days. Please note that you can use a regular Los Angeles County marriage license anywhere in the state of California.
How much is the marriage license fee these days in Glendale, California?
The fee for a regular marriage license in Los Angeles County is $90. A confidential marriage license, on the other hand, will set you back $85. You may choose to pay with cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card. Please note that all checks need to be made out to the Registrar-Recorder County Clerk (RRCC).
For weddings in Glendale, California, can any person perform the ceremony?
No, only persons who are authorized by the state of California to perform wedding ceremonies can do so. Authorized persons include any priest, minister, or rabbi from any religious denomination; any judge, commissioner, or assistant commissioner from the California judicial system; or any current mayor.
If you and your fiancé have someone else in mind that you would like to perform the ceremony, you can ask that person to apply to be authorized by Los Angeles County through the Los Angeles County Deputy Commissioner for a Day program that authorizes a person to perform a marriage ceremony for a specific couple. You and your fiancé can find out more about this program on the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office website at Glendale Marriage License.
My fiancé and I have also discussed the possibility of having a civil ceremony. Where can we be married in a civil ceremony in Los Angeles County?
You can be married in a civil ceremony in any branch office of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office. Branch offices are located in Los Angeles, Florence, Beverly Hills, Lancaster, Norwalk, and Van Nuys. For a civil ceremony, you need to have your marriage license prior to the day of the ceremony and you need to provide your own witnesses.
Please note that at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s branch office headquarters in Norwalk there is a civil ceremony volunteer program and a wedding chapel. You and your fiancé can find out more about the civil ceremony volunteer program on the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office website at Los Angeles County Marriage License.
What do we have to do to get our marriage certificate in Glendale, California?
You and your fiancé need to present your signed marriage license at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office for recording purposes. Your marriage certificate will then be issued and will arrive in approximately two weeks.