Apply For An Oxnard Marriage License

We just got engaged—where can we apply for a marriage license in Oxnard, California?

First of all, congratulations on your recent engagement! Now that you need to apply for a marriage license, you should go together to the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder’s office at the County Government Center at 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, California. It is a good idea to call ahead to schedule an appointment: (805) 654-3788. The Ventura County Clerk-Recorder’s office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you would like, you can even complete the application form online before you go. You can find the online application form on the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder’s office website at Oxnard Marriage License.

Another place that you can apply for a marriage license is through the City of Fillmore Finance Department. If you would like more information, call (805) 524-3701.

What is the age requirement for us to obtain a marriage license in Oxnard, California?

You should both be at least 18 years of age. You must present a valid government-issued photo I.D. at the Clerk-Recorder’s office to verify your age. You should also present any other documents relevant to your marriage license (such as court papers from the termination of a previous marriage).

If one of us does not meet the age requirement can we still obtain a marriage license in Oxnard, California?

If one of you is under 18 years of age, you need to have parental and judicial consent before you can obtain a marriage license in Oxnard. You can contact Youth Services at (805) 973-5100 or visit their Camarillo office at 350 Williams Avenue for more information on obtaining judicial consent for your marriage.

Do we need to have blood tests to obtain a marriage license in Oxnard, California?  

No. You do not need to have blood tests to obtain a marriage license in Oxnard, California.

When do we have to use our Ventura County marriage license?

Marriage licenses issued by Ventura County expire 90 days after the day that the license is issued. Your marriage license will be valid anywhere in California.

How much do we have to pay for a marriage license in Oxnard, California?

You will have to pay a fee of $97.00 to obtain your marriage license. You may choose to pay with cash or check.

What are the requirements for the person that we invite to perform our wedding in Oxnard, California?

The person that you invite to perform your wedding in Camarillo must be a person who is authorized by the state of California to perform weddings. Priests, ministers, and rabbis from any religious denomination are authorized, and so is any judge, commissioner, assistant commissioner from the California judicial system, or current mayor.

Can we be married in a civil ceremony in Oxnard, California?

Civil ceremonies are performed at the office of the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder at 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, California. The fee is $45.00 during normal business hours, but the Clerk-Recorder’s office also provides Saturday morning civil ceremonies. The fee is $65.00 for a Saturday morning ceremony and must be paid in cash. 

You can learn more about civil ceremonies by visiting the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder’s office at Oxnard Marriage License.

After the wedding, where can we apply for a marriage certificate in Oxnard, California?

After the wedding, you should take your signed marriage license to the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder’s office to be recorded. After your marriage license has been recorded, you may order a certified copy of the marriage certificate from the Ventura County Clerk-Recorder’s office for $14.00. You can choose to order the marriage certificate in person at the Ventura County Clerk’s office or by mail.


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