Apply For A Monterey Park Marriage License
Now that we have set the date, where do we go to get a marriage license in Monterey Park, California?
If you are getting married in Monterey Park, California, you will need to appear together in person at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office to submit your application. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office has branch offices throughout Los Angeles County, but the branch office closest to Monterey Park is the East Los Angeles location at 4716 East Cesar Chavez Avenue. The office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You must submit your marriage license application before 3:00 p.m. to receive your license on the same day.
If you would like to speak to someone at the East Los Angeles office, you can call (323) 260-2991, or you can visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office website for more information: Monterey Park Marriage License.
What documents do we need to bring with us when applying for a marriage license in Monterey Park?
You both need to bring and show some form of valid, government-issued I.D. like a current driver’s license or a passport. You must be at least 18 years old and single at the time that you apply.
What about blood tests? Do we need them?
No. Couples that are applying for a marriage license do not need to have blood tests.
Do we need to be residents of Monterey Park to apply for a marriage license?
No. Residency in Los Angeles County is not a requirement for marriage licenses. You will able to use your Los Angeles County marriage license anywhere in California.
When do marriage licenses issued by Los Angeles County expire?
Marriage licenses issued by Los Angeles County expire after a period of 90 days.
What fee is required for a marriage license in Monterey Park, California?
The fee that is required for a regular marriage license in Monterey Park is $90. The fee that is required for a confidential marriage license is $85. You may pay the fee with cash, money order, credit/debit card, or a check made payable to the Registrar-Recorder County Clerk (RRCC).
How do we choose the person that performs our wedding ceremony in Monterey Park?
You can choose anyone you want to perform your wedding ceremony in Monterey Park, as long as that person is legally authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of California.
OK, but who is authorized to perform a wedding ceremony in Monterey Park, California?
Ministers, priests, and rabbis that are at least 18 years of age, no matter which denomination they belong to, are legally authorized to perform wedding ceremonies. Judges, some other judicial officers, and current city mayors are also authorized perform wedding ceremonies.
Can anyone else perform our wedding ceremony in Monterey Park, California?
By becoming a Deputy Commissioner for a Day, a friend or relative of yours can become authorized to perform your wedding ceremony. You can visit http://www.lavote.net/clerk/marriages.cfm for more information about the Los Angeles County Deputy Commissioner for a Day program.
What if we want a civil ceremony in Monterey Park?
You won’t be able to have a civil ceremony in Monterey Park because civil ceremonies are only performed at branch offices of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office. You will need to go to one of the branch offices in order to be married in a civil ceremony. Remember that the closest branch location to Monterey Park is in East Los Angeles at 4716 East Cesar Chavez Avenue. Civil ceremonies are realized on Fridays, by appointment. You must provide the witnesses.
When will our marriage certificate arrive after our wedding in Monterey Park?
Your marriage certificate will arrive about two weeks after your signed marriage license has been recorded by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office.
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