Marriage License and Civil/Commitment Ceremony - Online Reservations

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Once you arrive at our office for your Marriage License Reservation, each applicant must present: 
  • Valid, authentic, legal photo identification.
  • Complete public or confidential marriage application form.
  • If either/both parties were previously married or a State Registered Domestic Partner (SRDP), a certified copy (see notes below) of divorce, annulment, termination, or death record must be presented at the time of your marriage license reservation if it ended within the past 90 days of your marriage license reservation date.

 Note: The “certified” copy must have an original court seal and a signature (or signature stamp) of the court clerk. It is the original seal and court clerk signature (certification) that make this a “certified” copy.  The “CONFORMED / FILED / ENDORSED” stamp in the top right corner of the copy of the court order (usually issued by your attorney) is NOT the court clerk’s certification and will NOT be accepted.

Note: Documents in a foreign language must be translated into English by a Court certified translator or American Translators Association (ATA) certified translator.

Once you arrive (10 minutes early) for your Ceremony Reservation, each party must present:

  • Valid, authentic, legal photo identification.
  • Valid marriage license.
  • One witness (no more than two) if presenting a public marriage license.
  • No witness is required if presenting a confidential marriage license.

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