Apply For A Santa Cruz Marriage License
Since I am getting married in Santa Cruz, California, where do I go to get my marriage license?
You need to go to the Santa Cruz County Clerk’s office and appear in person with your fiancé(e). You will need to fill out an application and pay the required fee to get your marriage license. The Santa Cruz County Clerk’s office is in Room 210 at 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. The County Clerk’s office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You can learn more about how to apply for your marriage license on the Santa Cruz County Clerk’s office website at Santa Cruz Marriage License.
Is there a marriage license application for Santa Cruz County online?
Yes. You can find the Santa Cruz County marriage license application online if you go to Santa Cruz Marriage License.
What are the requirements that I need to meet to apply for a marriage license in Santa Cruz, California?
You need to be at least 18 years of age and unmarried to apply for a marriage license. You need to present a valid form of government-issued photo I.D. such as a driver’s license at the County Clerk’s office. If you are under 18 years of age you will need proof of parental consent and approval from a California Superior Court. Also, if you or your fiancé(e) has been divorced in the past 90 days, you need to bring a copy of the court document of divorce.
Do I need blood test results or proof of residency to apply for a marriage license in Santa Cruz, California?
You do not need to provide blood test results or proof of residency since neither blood tests results nor proof of residency are required to apply for a marriage license in California.
Do I need to pay a fee to receive a marriage license in Santa Cruz, California?
Yes. You need to pay a $75.00 fee to receive a public marriage license, or a $90.00 fee to receive a confidential marriage license in Santa Cruz, California.
Where can I have my wedding?
Once you have a public Santa Cruz County marriage license, you can have your wedding anywhere in the state of California. However, if you have a confidential Santa Cruz County marriage license, you must have your wedding within Santa Cruz County.
When can I have my wedding?
You can have your wedding anytime while your marriage license is valid. Your Santa Cruz County marriage license will be valid for a period of 90 days from the day that the license is issued.
Who can I invite to perform my wedding ceremony in Santa Cruz, California?
You can invite any priest, minister, rabbi, judge, commissioner or assistant commissioner from the California judicial system, or current mayor to perform your wedding in Santa Cruz. You can also choose to have a friend or family member appointed as a “Deputy Commissioner of Marriage for the Day”. You can even choose to be married in a civil ceremony at the County Clerk’s office. You can learn more about marriage ceremonies in Santa Cruz at Santa Cruz Marriage License.
Where do I go to get my copy of the marriage certificate after my wedding in Santa Cruz, California?
You can order a certified copy of your marriage certificate for $14.00 at the Santa Cruz County Recorder’s office. You may place your order in person, by mail, or online through VitalChek. You can learn more about how to order your marriage certificate at the Santa Cruz County Recorder’s office website: Santa Cruz Marriage License
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