Where can you apply for a marriage license in Newport Beach, California?
Marriage licenses in Orange County are issued at branch offices of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office. The branch offices that are closest to Newport Beach are the branch offices in Santa Ana and in Laguna Hills.
In Santa Ana, the branch office is located at the Old Orange County Courthouse at 211 West Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701. The Santa Ana branch office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
In Laguna Hills, the branch office is located at the Laguna Hills Civic Center at 24031 El Toro Road, Suite 150, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. The Laguna Hills branch office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
You are welcome to make an appointment if you would like, but appointments are not necessary. It is a good idea to submit an online application in advance. Those who begin the application process online are given priority at the branch office.
You can start your online application for a marriage license or learn more about applying for a marriage license on the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office website: Newport Beach Marriage License.
What are the requirements to receive a marriage license in Orange County?
You and the person that you are marrying need to be at least 18 years of age and single. There are no citizenship, residency, or blood test requirements. When you apply at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office, you will need to show a valid government-issued photo I.D. such as a current driver’s license or a passport.
When does a marriage license in Newport Beach, California expire?
Orange County marriage licenses expire after a period of 90 days from the day that the license is issued. A regular Orange County marriage license is valid anywhere in the state of California.
What is the cost for a marriage license in Newport Beach, California?
The cost for a regular marriage license in Newport Beach, California is $61.50. The cost for a confidential marriage license is $66.25.
Who can perform weddings in Newport Beach, California?
Priests, ministers, and rabbis over 18 years old from any religious denomination; judges, commissioners, and assistant commissioners from the California judicial system; and current mayors are all authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in Newport Beach, California.
Can you be married in a civil ceremony in Newport Beach, California?
For a civil ceremony, you will have to go to one of the branch offices of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office in Fullerton, Santa Ana, or Laguna Hills. You must have your marriage license prior to the ceremony. There will be a $28 fee.
How do you get a marriage certificate in Newport Beach, California?
You can order a marriage certificate in person at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office, or by placing an order by mail, by phone, by fax, or online. The marriage certificate will arrive about 6 to 8 weeks after the order is placed.
You can learn more about ordering a marriage certificate on the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office website: Newport Beach Marriage License.