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Where can my fiancée and I go to get a marriage license in Orange, California?
It is up to the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office to issue marriage licenses. There is not a branch office of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office in Orange, so you and fiancée will need to go together to one of the branch offices in Fullerton, Santa Ana, or Laguna Hills. The branch office closest to Orange is the branch office in Santa Ana, at the Old Orange County Courthouse at 211 West Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701. The Santa Ana branch office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. You can make an appointment, but appointments are optional. However, it is a good idea to start the marriage license application process online before you go, because then you will receive priority service at the branch office.
You can start the marriage license application process and find out more answers to your questions on the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office website at Orange Marriage License.
What requirements do we need to meet to receive a marriage license in Orange, California?
You and fiancée must be at least 18 years of age and single. There are no requirements such as citizenship, residency, or blood test requirements for marriage licenses in Orange County. When you go to the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office, you must present a valid government-issued photo I.D. (for example, a current driver’s license or a passport).
When will our marriage license expire?
Regular marriage licenses expire after 90 days. You can use a regular Orange County marriage license anywhere in the state of California.
What does a regular marriage license cost in Orange, California?
A regular marriage license in Orange, California costs $61.50.
What does a confidential marriage license cost in Orange, California?
A confidential marriage license in Orange, California costs $66.25. In order to receive a confidential marriage license, you must already have been living together. You can only use a confidential Orange County marriage license within Orange County.
Who can we ask to perform our wedding ceremony in Orange, California?
You can ask anyone you want, as long as that person is authorized by the state of California to perform wedding ceremonies. Authorized persons include 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.
Can we have a civil ceremony in Orange, California?
If you want to have a civil ceremony, you can go to one of the branch offices of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office in Fullerton, Santa Ana, or Laguna Hills. At these locations, you can have a civil ceremony as long as you have your marriage license in advance. There is a $28 fee for a civil ceremony.
Where can my fiancée and I go to get a marriage certificate in Orange, California?
There are several ways that you can order a marriage certificate after your wedding in Orange, California. You can order your marriage certificate in person at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office, or by mail, by phone, by fax, or online. You should receive your marriage certificate about 6 to 8 weeks after you place your order.
You can find out more answers to your questions on the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s office website at Orange Marriage License.
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