Search for Orange County, CA marriage license rules and requirements. You can learn how to get a marriage license, a marriage certificate, or marriage records from your local Marriage License Office, Clerk, Health Department, or Town or City Hall.
Orange County Marriage License Old Orange County Courthouse, 211 West Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana CA 92701 714-973-6605
Orange County Marriage License Downtown Fullerton, 201 N. Harbor Blvd., (Nw Corner Of Amerige And Harbor Blvd. Fullerton CA 92832 714-834-2500
Orange County Marriage License South County Branch Office Civic Center, 24031 El Toro Road, Suite 150 Laguna Hills CA 92653 714-834-2500
Orange County Marriage License County Community Service Ctr, 15460 Magnolia Street, (Magnolia And Mcfadden Westminster CA 92683 714-834-2500
Aliso Viejo City Clerk 12 Journey Aliso Viejo CA 92656 949-425-2505
Aliso Viejo City Hall 12 Journey Aliso Viejo CA 92656 949-425-2500
Anaheim City Clerk 200 South Anaheim Boulevard Anaheim CA 92805 714-765-5166
Anaheim City Hall 200 South Anaheim Boulevard Anaheim CA 92805 714-765-5100
Brea City Clerk 1 Civic Center Circle Brea CA 92821 714-990-7756
Brea City Hall 1 Civic Center Circle Brea CA 92821 714-990-7600
Buena Park City Hall 6650 Beach Boulevard Buena Park CA 90621 714-562-3500
California Health Department 681 South Parker Street Orange CA 92868 714-567-2906
California State Health Department 500 South Kraemer Boulevard Brea CA 92821 714-524-5681
Costa Mesa City Hall 77 Fair Drive Costa Mesa CA 92626 714-754-5106
Cypress City Hall 5275 Orange Avenue Cypress CA 90630 714-229-6700
Dana Point City Clerk 33282 Street of the Golden Lantern Dana Point CA 92629 949-248-3501
Dana Point City Hall 33282 Street of the Golden Lantern Dana Point CA 92629 949-248-3500
Deputy City Clerk 300 Centennial Way Tustin CA 92780 714-573-3026
Fountain Valley City Clerk 10200 Slater Avenue Fountain Valley CA 92708 714-593-4445
Fountain Valley City Hall 10200 Slater Avenue Fountain Valley CA 92708 714-593-4410
Fullerton City Clerk 303 West Commonwealth Avenue Fullerton CA 92832 714-738-6350
Fullerton City Hall 303 West Commonwealth Avenue Fullerton CA 92832 714-738-6300
Garden Grove City Clerk 11222 Acacia Parkway Garden Grove CA 92840 714-741-5040
Garden Grove City Hall 11222 Acacia Pkwy Garden Grove CA 92840 714-741-5000
Huntington Beach City Hall 2000 Main Street Huntington Beach CA 92648 714-536-5486
Irvine City Clerk 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine CA 92606 949-724-6205
Irvine City Hall 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine CA 92606 949-724-6000
La Habra City Hall 201 East La Habra Boulevard La Habra CA 90631 562-905-9700
La Palma City Hall 7822 Walker St La Palma CA 90623 714-690-3300
Laguna Beach City Clerk 505 Forest Avenue Laguna Beach CA 92651 949-497-0705
Laguna Beach City Hall 505 Forest Avenue Laguna Beach CA 92651 949-497-3311
Laguna Niguel City Hall 30111 Crown Valley Parkway Laguna Niguel CA 92677 949-362-4300
Laguna Woods City Hall 24264 El Toro Road Laguna Woods CA 92637 949-639-0500
Lake Forest City Hall 25550 Commercentre Drive Lake Forest CA 92630 949-467-3418
Los Alamitos City Hall 3191 Katella Avenue Los Alamitos CA 90720 562-431-3538
Mission Viejo City Hall 200 Civic Center Mission Viejo CA 92691 949-470-3000
Mission Viejo Clerk 200 Civic Center Mission Viejo CA 92691 949-470-3052
Newport Beach City Hall 3300 Newport Boulevard Newport Beach CA 92663 949-644-3309
Orange City Hall 300 East Chapman Avenue Orange CA 92866 714-744-2277
Orange Clerk 300 East Chapman Avenue Orange CA 92866 714-744-5500
Orange County Clerk 201 North Harbor Boulevard Fullerton CA 92832 714-834-2500
Orange County Clerk 24031 El Toro Road Laguna Hills CA 92653 949-600-5470
Orange County Clerk 333 West Santa Ana Boulevard Santa Ana CA 92701 714-834-2206
Orange County Health Department 1725 West 17th Street Santa Ana CA 92706 714-834-7700
Placentia City Clerk 401 East Chapman Avenue Placentia CA 92870 714-961-7150
Placentia City Hall 401 East Chapman Avenue Placentia CA 92870 714-993-8117
San Clemente City Hall 100 Avenida Presidio San Clemente CA 92672 949-361-8200
San Clemente Clerk 100 Avenida Presidio San Clemente CA 92672 949-361-8301
Santa Ana City Hall 20 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana CA 92701 714-647-5400
Seal Beach City Hall 211 8th St Seal Beach CA 90740 562-431-2527
1. Apply where: County Clerk's Office
2. Minimum Age: 18, or younger with parental presence
3. Cost/fees: $35-$100 (varies by county)
4. Identification: driver's license, state-issued identification, passport, or military identification card
5. Blood test / Physical Test: No
6. Residency Requirement: No
7. Witnesses: Yes
8. License Valid: 90 days
9. Waiting Period: No
10. Same-sex marriage: Yes
11. Marriage between cousins: No
12. Divorce/Widow: Yes, with disclosure and decree copy in some counties
13. Proxy Marriage: No, with an exception for active duty military stationed abroad
14. Common Law Marriage: No
What do you have to do to get married?
To get married in California, both members of the couple must visit a County Clerk's Office in person to fill out a marriage license application. You will have to meet certain age requirements, provide photo identification, and pay a fee. California also permits confidential marriages, if the couple lives together at the time of the application and provides photo identification. Confidential marriage information is available to the public only by court order. Once you have received the marriage license, you must perform a marriage ceremony while the license is still valid. After the ceremony, your officiant and witnesses must sign the marriage certificate and the officiant must return it to the issuing Clerk's Office.
How do I get a marriage license in Orange County, California?
You will need to visit the County Clerk's Office to apply for the marriage license. Both members of the couple must provide proof of age, valid photo identifications, and pay a fee. Certain counties require a birth certificate.
How much does it cost to get a marriage license in California?
A marriage license can cost between $35 and $100, depending on the county. The preferred payment method is cash, but many counties process payments by alternative methods.
How old do you have to be to get married in Orange County?
You must reach the minimum age of 18 to get married in California. Individuals younger than 18 can get married with parental consent and a court order.