California Marriage Certificates.
Please take note of
the "confidential" California marriage certificate provisions outlined below. Order online! Click HERE
marriage certificate records for every state in
the US. To obtain a copy of a marriage
license, or find out if an individual was married
in the state of California, our researchers search
the town or county record offices where the marriage license was
issued, and the marriage certificate will have been filed.
Please provide us with all the details that you can
about the bride and groom, and the date and
location in California where the marriage certificate was
filed. If you do
not know the exact date of the marriage, then please specify a
range of dates. We can search a range of 10 years.
The more information that you can provide,
the faster and more accurate our results will be.
PLEASE NOTE: In
California the bride and groom can specify that the
marriage certificate be kept "confidential". IF we search
for a CONFIDENTIAL marriage certificate then we will
charge you for the search, but CANNOT provide the California marriage
certificate document itself. Usually confidential marriage
certificates are for ceremonies between celebrity
partners, but that is not always the case. We CANNOT check
to see if the record is confidential in advance. Please be
aware that if we search for a confidential marriage
certificate in the state of California we will NOT be able
to credit the charge back.
The cost is about $35 for each California
marriage certificate. This includes one certified paper copy. There is an
additional $10.00 charge for each additional certified copy of the certificate
ordered at the same time. The state
can and does change its prices without any warning. We try to keep these web
pages up to date, and the most current price will be shown on the order page
when you order online. To see our most current online
pricing for Vital Records searches in this state, please click HERE.
Records are available from 1850 to today.
A signed release may be required.
Certified copies of the certificate are available.
Delivery Time: Turnaround time is approximately 20
– 24 business days. Results are e-mailed to you,
faxed on request or mailed if a paper copy or a
certified copy of the marriage certificate is
required. We cannot guarantee turnaround time as
we are dependent on the state getting back to us
in a timely fashion, and this can vary widely with
the load that the records office is experiencing. County
offices have limited personnel and are often
swamped with paper work.
Results will be sent by mail, which may take from
5 to 10 days to come back to our offices.
The state of California has a number of specific
You MUST provide the following or we will
be unable to process your request:
Groom’s Full Name
Bride’s Full Maiden Name
Date of Marriage
City/County where the Marriage
License was Issued
Your relationship to these
Authorization may be required
General: There are two separate documents: the
license is a legal document that
authorizes a designated party to perform the
ceremony, allowing you to get married; and the marriage
certificate is the document that shows
that the nuptials took place and is the official
document that proves you are married.
USAVital does NOT issue marriage licenses for people who
wish to get married in California. Only the state or county in
which the marriage is to take place can do that. We
Certificate records for marriages that
have already taken place.
couples obtain a marriage license from their local
court house, hold the
wedding ceremony, and then have the person who
performed the ceremony file a marriage certificate
in the appropriate California county court office within an
appropriate time period. This may be the office of
the local County Clerk, Recorder or Registrar of Vital
Statistics, depending on where you live. The
married couple will be sent a certified copy of
the marriage certificate within a few weeks after
the marriage ceremony.
We Can Do: USAVital
marriage records for every state in
the US. Please note that although we expedite
every order, the turnaround times for copies of
marriage licenses vary widely from state to state
and from county to county.
What We Need From You:
To ensure that you receive an accurate record for your request and that your request is
fulfilled promptly enter as much of the following information as you can into our online order form:
About the Marriage
name of the groom/husband
name of bride/wife (please include the
of marriage (or the range of months/years
if exact date not known)
of marriage (city or town, county, state,
be as accurate as you can)
to parties involved in the marriage
purpose for which the record is needed (select
one from the drop-down box)
the requestor’s information so that we can
return the results to you promptly
name and address, required if we are to mail a
copy of the marriage certificate to you
e-mail address that the results are to be
may be able to provide rush orders for an extra
fee. Please email us for rush orders as we will
have to check availability with the researcher who
is located in that state.
Make sure that you give us your correct name,
address, email and telephone number. The
telephone number is optional, but if there is a
problem with your order it makes it much easier
for us to contact you directly if we have
The accuracy of our results, and speed
of the service that we can provide
depends on the information that you
provide us. Our services are to provide
the search, and although we make every
effort to provide you with the results
that you are looking for, we cannot
guarantee the results if the information
provided is incomplete or inaccurate. If
you have any difficulties with our
online ordering process, call
1-800-315-7678 (or 303-455-8855 if
outside of the US). We can place your
information about the services offered by USAVital
Service by email or call 1-800-315-7678 (or
303-455-8855 if outside of the US). Our fax number is 1-877-587-4455 (303-455-4771 if outside of the US). Our hours of
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Time (MST), Monday - Friday. Our offices are located at 1760 Gaylord Street, Denver, Colorado, 80206. For technical problems,
contact Webmaster, Jason
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