How to Get a San Diego Marriage License

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Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Getting a marriage license is one of those important details that you do not want to forget in the midst of all of the other wedding plans. 

You can purchase a license up to 90 days before your wedding ceremony.

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California law requires that both the bride and groom apply together in person for the marriage license. Each of you will need to bring a government issued identification, such as a driver's license or photo ID and a certified copy of your birth certificate. If either of you obtained a divorce within the previous 90 days, you'll need to bring in your divorce decree as well.

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Put your license in a safe place until the ceremony, when you will give it to the officiant. The license will be signed by the two of you, the officiant, and your witnesses. The officiant then mails the license to the County Clerk's Office. You will be able to obtain certified copies of your marriage certificate from the county for a fee of $13.

Locations in San Diego Where You Can Get Your License

County Administration Center
Address: 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 273
San Diego, CA 92101
Hours: Monday - Friday 8-5
Telephone: (619) 237-0502

Chula Vista Branch Office
Address: 590 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Hours: Monday - Friday 8-5

El Cajon Branch Office
Address: 200 S. Magnolia Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
Hours: Monday - Friday 8-5

Kearny Mesa Branch Office
Address: 9225 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123
Hours: Monday - Friday 8-5
Also open on Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

San Marcos Branch Office
Address: 141 E. Carmel Street
San Marcos, CA 92078
Hours: Monday - Friday 8-5

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