CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE LICENSE
California “Public” marriage licenses are issued at the county clerk's office. However, we are among the few that are authorized to issue a “Confidential California Marriage License” for any county within the state of California, and we are able to perform wedding ceremonies in all California counties. By being notary publics, we have immense experience with complicated paperwork and minute details that come with all government procedures and we take pride in getting it right.
Here is some important information on how to obtain a marriage license in Los Angeles County through our notary service.
OBTAINING A CONFIDENTIAL CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE LICENSE
We have been authorized as an agent to issue a “Confidential Marriage License”. California is one of the few confidential marriage license states. The fee for a “Confidential Marriage License” issued at the County Recorder's office is $85.
There are certain rules and procedures that are required for this marriage certificate, listed below, but there are very unique benefits such as:
1. NO WAITING IN LINE:
At the Los Angeles county clerk's office you both need to appear together to get a marriage license . But there are only 6 county clerk offices in all of L.A. County that can issue a Los Angeles marriage license, along with many other types of government forms to many, many people, and only from Monday thru Friday. Most offices close by 3pm. As you know, the drive plus the wait, which is often a very long & frustrating one during working hours, will mean that you could easily spend the entire work day dealing with this. We know of many engaged couples who have waited for at least 4 hours together, plus the drive. We make getting a wedding license in Los Angeles county easy and convenient by delivering it to you. No bureaucratic mess, no frustration.
2. NO TRAVEL:
No traffic, no travel, no getting lost, no parking problems - -we can take care of the license anytime - -usually just prior to your ceremony.
The marriage license is totally confidential and not a public record, so nobody has access to your information meaning no junk mail, no media, nobody but you and your officiant need to know.
You do not have to live in California or be a U.S. citizen in order to have a California marriage license issued.
5. NO WAITING PERIOD:
There is none! We can issue you a license instantly as long as you follow all of these rules listed below.
6. NO WITNESSES:
With a “Confidential Marriage License” you don't need witnesses since we have special notary status. The wedding ceremony can then just be the bride, the groom and the wedding officiant or it can be a large wedding with many attendants and guests---it's your choice.
7. NO BLOOD TEST:
California has discontinued the requirement for a blood test.
CONFIDENTIAL MARRIAGE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
WHO CAN OBTAIN A “CONFIDENTIAL MARRIAGE LICENSE:
You must be at least 18 years of age.
All couples who can say that they live together may obtain our “California Confidential Marriage License.
California requires that for all marriage licenses you present to us one piece of current government-issued photo I.D. such as a passport, a driver's license, a state I.D. card, or a green card. If you are divorced within the last two years, we need a copy of your divorce decree.
In order for us to issue a “Confidential Marriage License”, the wedding ceremony can be anywhere in California.