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Apply for Marriage Certificate

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

A certified copy of a marriage certificate can typically be used as proof of marriage and other legal purposes. This is not a copy of the marriage license.

General Information: 916-445-2684

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Please view our page on changing the parentage/paternity on your child’s birth certificate.
Informational pamphlets and copies of all our applications for certified copies of birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates can be downloaded online.
A certified copy can be used to establish the identity of the person named on the certificate, whereas a certified informational copy CANNOT be used to establish identity. Persons who are not eligible to receive a certified copy can receive a certified informational copy. Both types of documents are certified copies of the original document on file with our office. Depending on the exact year of event, some Certified Informational Copies will have signatures and Social Security numbers removed.  For more information, please refer to the application of the vital record you are seeking, or view our page, Authorized Copy vs. Informational Copy.

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Application for Certified Copy of Marriage Record

APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED COPY OF MARRIAGE RECORD ... The registrant (person listed on the certificate) or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/vs113a.pdf

Certified Copies of Marriage and Divorce Records

Jul 27, 2016 ... ... on how to obtain copies of Marriage & Divorce certificate. ... Note: Before submitting your application to CDPH Vital Records, please view our ... http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/pages/certifiedcopiesofmarriageanddivorcerecords.aspx

Types of Marriage Licenses

Dec 30, 2014 ... You are not required to get married in the county where you purchase the ... Only one officiant may sign the marriage certificate as solemnized. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/TypesofMarriageLicenses.aspx

Marriage Info to Officiants Website

Some counties may also require a copy of your birth certificate. If you have been married or in a State Registered Domestic Partnership (SRDP), you will need to ... http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Documents/Marriage%20Info%20to%20Officiants%20Website.doc

Marriage License Information

Jul 27, 2016 ... Marriage License, Registration, and Ceremony Information. ... Office in the county where you will be applying for the marriage license. ... to see that a complete and acceptable certificate is filed for each marriage and that each ... http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/pages/marriagelicenseinformation.aspx

California Marriage License - General Information

Dec 30, 2014 ... To marry in California, the two parties may not be already married to each ... The original POA shall be a part of the marriage certificate upon ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/MarriageLicenseceremonygeneralinfo.aspx

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Mar 23, 2016 ... How do I obtain an application to request a certified copy of a vital record? How do I obtain a copy of my marriage certificate? How do I ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/FrequentlyAskedQuestions.aspx

Court Order Delayed Certificate of Marriage

marriage on file, what can I do? A Court Order Delayed Certificate of Marriage is a way to register a. California marriage when the marriage was not previously ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Documents/CourtOrderDelayedMarriagePAMPHLET-(01-14)-MERGED.pdf