Apply For A Huntington Beach Marriage License

Where can a couple in Huntington Beach, California go to apply for a marriage license?

If a couple in Huntington Beach, California wants to apply for a marriage license, the couple should go together to a branch office of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office to submit the application. The branch offices closest to Huntington Beach are the branch offices in Santa Ana and in Laguna Hills.

Santa Ana
Old Orange County Courthouse
211 West Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Laguna Hills
Laguna Hills Civic Center
24031 El Toro Road, Suite 150, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Appointments are welcome but not mandatory.

The couple can learn more about applying for a marriage license on the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office website at Hunington Beach Marriage Licenses. An online application is available on the site. Priority at the branch office is given to couples who submit the online application in advance.

What documents should a couple present at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office?

A couple applying for a marriage license in Orange County should have a valid government-issued photo I.D. (for example, a current driver’s license or a passport). Both persons should be at least 18 years of age.

Are there any citizenship requirements for a couple applying for a marriage license in Huntington Beach, California?

No, there are no citizenship requirements. There are also no residency or blood test requirements for marriage licenses in Orange County.

When can the marriage license be used in Huntington Beach, California?

The marriage license must be used within 90 days after the day that the license is issued. After 90 days, the license will expire. The marriage license can be used in Huntington Beach or anywhere else in the state of California.

What is the marriage license fee for a wedding in Huntington Beach, California?

For a wedding in Huntington Beach, California, the marriage license fee for a regular marriage license is $61.50. The fee for a confidential marriage license is $66.25.

Can a couple choose the person that performs their wedding in Huntington Beach, California?

Yes. As long as the couple chooses a person that is authorized to perform weddings in the state of California, the couple may choose anyone they would like. Ministers, priests, rabbis, judges, most other judicial officers, and current city mayors are all authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in California.

Can a couple opt to have a civil ceremony in Huntington Beach, California?

Since civil ceremonies are only performed in branch offices of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office, the couple will have to choose one of the branch offices in Fullerton, Santa Ana, or Laguna Hills as the location for their civil ceremony. The couple needs to have the marriage license in advance. Appointments are welcome but not mandatory. There is a $28 fee for this service.

When can a couple receive a marriage certificate in Huntington Beach, California?

About 6 to 8 weeks after the wedding, a couple in Huntington Beach may receive the marriage certificate. Soon after the wedding, a couple can order a marriage certificate through the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office. The couple can place the order in person, by mail, by phone, by fax, or online.

The couple can learn more about ordering the marriage certificate on the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office website at Orange County Marriage License.


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