Due to budgetary constraints, requests for copies of marriage records can take up to 2-3 years for processing. Please contact the County Recorder's office in the county where the marriage license was issued for faster service.
For a copy of an California marriage license, please print and complete the appropriate form and send a money order or check (payable to Office of Vital Records) to the name and address below.
California Dept of Health Services
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899
(916) 445-1719 or (916) 445-2684
Fax: (800) 858-5553
If you would like to fax your request there is an additional fee of $7.00. Please include the following additional information when faxing your request:
MC, Visa, Am Express or Discover card number and expiration date
Daytime telephone number
Return address where you would like the certificate mailed
The state does not have indexes for the years 1987-1995 so you must request these from the county.
Cost: $13.00 (since July 1905, except for 1987 to 1995)