Due to the Coronavirus, the County Clerk’s office is issuing marriage licenses on a limited, appointment-only basis. There are two options to obtain a marriage license: in-person or online videoconference. Find requirements and instructions on how to secure an appointment below.
When a confidential license is issued for a marriage, the marriage record will be maintained as Confidential. ONLY the married couple may obtain copies of the marriage certificate, EXCEPT by order of the Superior Court.
PLEASE NOTE: The office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder strongly advises that a Public marriage license be issued except in those instances where the confidentiality of the marriage date is important. It has been our experience that complications frequently arise when copies are requested and can ONLY be issued to the married couple.
To obtain a confidential marriage license you must not only meet the requirements for a Public marriage license, you must also meet the following requirements:
In-Person Marriage Licenses
The County Clerk is issuing marriage licenses to Riverside County couples at remote locations in the Riverside area and the Coachella Valley. A specific location will be provided upon appointment confirmation.
To request an appointment, please email or call us with the following information:
Name Party A
Name Party B
County of Residence
Do you have an urgent condition that would escalate you in priority? Y/N (E.g. military deployment, emergency medical condition)
Call us at 951-955-6200 or send an email to email@example.com.
Once a confidential marriage license is issued, the ceremony must be performed within the State of California within 90 days from the issuance of the marriage license.
A civil ceremony may be performed during your appointment for an additional fee of $85. Guests are not allowed.
Online Videoconference Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies
Online marriage services are offered to Riverside County couples looking to get a license and a civil ceremony at the same time. This service is not yet available for marriage licenses only.
Here is the process to obtain your marriage license online:
For additional information, open a chat with one of our agents or call us at 951-955-6200.