Getting Your Marriage License

​Limited Marriage Services Available 

Limited marriage services are being made available to couples who meet the following criteria at the County Service Center - South​.

​Requirements​

  • The online marriage license application​ must be completed prior to coming to the office.
  • An appointment must be scheduled online
  • No walk-in appointments will be accepted.
  • Must arrive to appointment on time, late arrivals will be required to reschedule. ​​
  • One of the parties to the marriage must be a resident of Sacramento County.​ Residency needs to be proven with driver's license, utility bill, etc. ​
  • ​​Must present a valid, government issued, photo identification (I.D.). Acceptable forms of I.D. include: Driver's License, Passport, M​ilitary I.D., Resident Alien Card.
  • Payment by cash or check only. Credit/debit cards will not be accepted.​ 
  • Both parties must be 18 years of age, or older.
  • Guests are not permitted to accompany the couple into the building. ​​

​Plan Ahead

To avoid surprises, review the eligibility requirements and important information about changing your name before you apply for your marriage license. 

 

​​90-Day Validity 

Marriage licenses are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance.  If you do not get married within 90 days, the license becomes void and you must re-apply to purchase a new license.