The Riverside County Clerk’s Office is issuing marriage licenses in-person at its public service offices. Appointments are recommended. You will find the requirements to obtain a license and the steps to book your appointment below.
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 marriage license you must meet the following requirements:
Both parties MUST be 18 years of age or older.
Both parties MUST be present TOGETHER during their appointment to obtain the marriage license.
Both parties MUST have valid, current picture identification. The identification must be government-issued. Some examples include State-issued Driver's License or identification card; Military identification; Green Card; Naturalization Certificate; Passport.
If either party has been divorced or has had a dissolution of a State Registered Domestic Partnership within 90 days of the issuance of the marriage license, a copy of the FINAL Dissolution IS REQUIRED. We will take a copy of the register of actions showing the written final decree of dissolution has been entered. The divorce paperwork does not need to be certified. A copy of a Minute Order IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Payment of fee for a public marriage license: $110.00.
2. Click Here to book an appointment (Recommended)
Bring your valid government-issued ID
Bring payment; we accept credit/debit card, cash, check, and money order
Once issued, licenses are valid for 90 days. During this time, your ceremony must be performed in the State of California by an authorized officiant.
Certain notaries public undergo special training to obtain authorization to issue confidential marriage licenses. If this service is of interest to you, please contact one of the notaries on the list below to learn more.
Gabriela Ytcel Caballero
Dr. Braveheart Hernandez-Cordova
Montserrath Salinas Leon
Velia Leah Figueroa
Luz Maria Felix-Hernandez
Adriana Elizabeth Valdez
Stephen Daniel Mistriel
Aurora A. Lavado
For additional information, open a chat with one of our agents online or call us at 951-955-6200.
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