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Marriage Laws United States California Los Angeles Fees

How Much a Marriage License Cost?

California law requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

It will cost you $90 for a public license and $85 for a confidential license. Payments can be made in cash, check, credit/debit card or money order made payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk or RRCC. If paying by check, valid identification i.e. driver's license of the signer is required and must be presented at time of request.

There is no waiting period or blood tests in Los Angeles County.

Los Angeles County

Register-Recorder/County Clerk

LAX Courthouse: 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd.
6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(310) 727-6142
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F

Los Angeles: 4716 East Cesar Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 260-2991
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F

Los Angeles: 7807 South Compton Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(323) 586-6192
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F

Beverly Hills: 9355 Burton Way
1st Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 288-1261
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F
Closed the 3rd Wednesday of each month due to court closure.

Lancaster: 1028 W. Avenue J2
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 945-6446
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F

Van Nuys: 14340 West Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91316
(818) 376-3700
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. / M - F

Avalon: Catalina Branch Court
Avalon, CA 90704
(310) 510-0026
Please call for an appointment

Norwalk 12400 East Imperial Hwy
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 462-2137
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / M - F

*All branch office locations are closed for holidays.

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Marriage License in Los Angeles

How to Obtain a Marriage License Los Angeles

Same Sex Marriages: Yes.

There are two different types of marriage licenses in Los Angeles, and they can be obtained in two different ways.

Confidential Marriage License and a Public Marriage License:

The following information is required on a marriage license application.

For both spouses, or party A and party B, the information needed for marriage license requirements is below.

*If you have ended a previous marriage less than 2 years before the date of your new marriage then you must also supply a copy of the documentation to that affect (divorce, annulment or death certificate).

Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Copies of Los Angeles County birth certificates, Los Angeles County death certificates and public Los Angeles County marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in Los Angeles County). You may order copies of Los Angeles County vital records through USAVital on an expedited basis.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license bureau or county clerk office before making any wedding or travel plans.

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

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