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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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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Related Links

California Marriage License - General Information

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/MarriageLicenseceremonygeneralinfo.aspx

POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE

POWER OF ATTORNEY: CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE LICENSE ... to personally appear in the County Clerk's Office to apply for and obtain a marriage license. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/CDPH%20Document%20Library/ControlledForms/VS124.pdf

Result thumbnail image Types of Marriage Licenses

Apr 27, 2017 ... The public marriage license and confidential marriage license. In addition to the general requirements listed above, there are additional ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/Pages/Types-of-Marriage-Licenses-.aspx

Laboratory Registration Renewal Application Instructions

Apr 4, 2017 ... Birth, Death, & Marriage Certificates · Licensing and Certification · WIC ... Registration Renewal Instructions for California Clinical Laboratories. These registration renewal instructions apply to clinical laboratories performing ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/lfs/Pages/LaboratoryRegistrationRenewal.aspx

Marriage License Information

Jul 27, 2016 ... For further information, please contact the County Clerk or Recorder's Office in the county where you will be applying for the marriage license. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/CERTLIC/BIRTHDEATHMAR/Pages/MarriageLicenseInformation.aspx

Result thumbnail image California Marriage License General Information

To marry in California, the two parties may not be already married to each other or other individuals. Marriage by proxy is NOT allowed in California. Family ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/Pages/California-Marriage-License-General-Information.aspx

Delayed Registration of Birth

Application for Delayed Registration of Birth (VS 85 form) with the California ... Certified copy of marriage certificate (county- or state- issued). • Newspaper notice ... https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHSI/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Delayed%20Registration%20of%20Birth.pdf

Certified Nurse Assistant and or Home Health Aide Renewal ...

d) Online CEU certificates must be submitted with the renewal application. A minimum ... of the change (marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court documents). http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/forms/CtrldForms/cdph283c.pdf