Where can I apply for a marriage license in Irvine, California?
To apply for a marriage license in Irvine, California, you need to go with the person that you are marrying to a branch office of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office to submit the marriage license application. The branch offices that are closest to Irvine are the branch offices in Santa Ana and in Laguna Hills.
In Santa Ana, the office is at the Old Orange County Courthouse at 211 West Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701. The Santa Ana branch office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
In Laguna Hills, the office is at the Laguna Hills Civic Center at 24031 El Toro Road, Suite 150, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. The Laguna Hills branch office is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You can make an appointment if you would like, but appointments are not required. If you submit an online application in advance, you will be given priority at the branch office.
You can learn more about applying for a marriage license on the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office website: Irvine Marriage License.
What do I need to bring to my appointment at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office?
You and the person that you are marrying need to bring a valid government-issued photo I.D. You could bring a current driver’s license or a passport, for example. Both of you need to be at least 18 years of age.
Do I need to know about any other requirements?
In Orange County, there are no citizenship or residency requirements. You also do not need to have blood tests.
When can I use my marriage license in Irvine, California?
You can use your Orange County marriage license within 90 days after the day that the license is issued. After a period of 90 days, the license expires. You can use the marriage license in Irvine or anywhere in the state of California.
How much do I have to pay for the marriage license in Irvine, California?
The fee for a regular marriage license in Irvine, California is $61.50. The fee for a confidential marriage license right now is $66.25.
Can I choose whoever I want to perform my wedding in Irvine, California?
Yes, but you need to choose someone who is authorized to perform weddings in California, such as a minister, priest, rabbi, judge, or mayor.
Can I be married in a civil ceremony in Irvine, California?
Civil ceremonies are only performed in branch offices of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office, so if you want to be married in a civil ceremony, you will need to go to one of the branch offices in Fullerton, Santa Ana, or Laguna Hills. You need to have your marriage license prior to the ceremony and pay an additional $28 fee.
When will I receive my marriage certificate in Irvine, California?
You will be able to receive your marriage certificate about 6 to 8 weeks after your wedding. Soon after the wedding, you can place your order for the marriage certificate at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office. You can also place the order by mail, by phone, by fax, or online.
You can learn more about ordering your marriage certificate on the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office website: Orange County Marriage License.