Marriage License and Civil/Commitment Ceremony - Online Reservations



Please arrive prepared for your Marriage License appointment with the following:

  • Valid, authentic, legal photo identification for each person.
  • A completed public or confidential marriage application.
  • If either/both parties were previously married or a State Registered Domestic Partner (SRDP), a certified copy 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.

Please 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.

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


Please arrive prepared for your Civil Ceremony appointment with the following:

  • Valid, authentic, legal photo identification for each person
  • A valid, unexpired, marriage license issued by a California County.
  • One witness if you are presenting a public marriage license.
  • No witness is required if presenting a confidential marriage license.

Special LGBTQ Pride Marriages and Celebration at San Francisco City Hall on Friday, June 24, 2022

The San Francisco County Clerk will make available extra marriage ceremony appointments on Friday, June 24, 2022. Our Deputy Marriage Commissioners will officiate ceremonies at San Francisco's City Hall in a festive atmosphere celebrating LGBTQ Pride. Special Pride Souvenir Marriage Certificates will be offered to all couples who join us to commemorate their union on this special day.

Please Note: The Office of the County Clerk will be conducting system maintenance from August 8 through August 10, 2022. We will not have marriage services or City ID available during these times. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
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