Important Information about
How to Obtain a Marriage License in California Los Angeles county
People need a California marriage license to get married in California, but marriage licenses in California are usually issued at the county clerk's office. For an LA County marriage you would need a Los Angeles County Marriage License. We are authorized by Los Angeles County to issue a Confidential California Marriage License in Los Angeles County, and we are able to perform wedding ceremonies in all California counties. By being a specialized notary public, we have immense experience with complicated paperwork and minute details that come with all government procedures and we take pride in getting it right. Here is some important information on how to obtain a Los Angeles marriage license through our specialized notary service:
JUST A FEW REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CALIFORNIA CONFIDENTIAL MARRIAGE LICENSE:
- HOW TO OBTAIN A CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE LICENSE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY: We can issue a very specialized Los Angeles County marriage license that we have been authorized as an agent of Los Angeles County to issue that is called a confidential marriage license. California is one of the few confidential marriage license states. There are certain rules and procedures that accompany this kind of marriage certificate, listed below, but there are very unique benefits such as:
- NO WAITING IN LINE: At the Los Angeles county clerk's office you both need to appear together to get a marriage license . But there are only 6 county clerk offices in all of L.A. County that can issue a Los Angeles marriage license, along with many other types of government forms to many, many people, and only from Monday thru Friday. Most offices close by 3pm. As you know, the drive plus the wait, which is often a very long & frustrating one during working hours, will mean that you could easily spend the entire work day dealing with this. We know of many engaged couples who have waited for at least 4 hours together, plus the drive. We make getting a wedding license in Los Angeles county easy and convenient by delivering it to you. No bureaucratic mess, no frustration.
- NO TRAVEL: No traffic, no travel, no getting lost, no parking problems - -we can take care of the license anytime - -usually just prior to your ceremony.
- PRIVACY- The marriage license is totally confidential and not public record so nobody has access to your information meaning no junk mail, no media, nobody but you and your minister need to know.
- RESIDENCE: You do not have to live in Los Angeles county or be a U.S. citizen in order to have a CA marriage license or a L.A. county marriage license issued.
- NO WAITING PERIOD: There is none! We can issue you a license instantly as long as you follow all of these rules listed below.
- NO WITNESSES: For this type of license, you don't need witnesses since we have special notary status. The wedding ceremony can then just be the bride, the groom and the wedding minister or it can be a large wedding with many attendants and guests---it's your choice.
- NO BLOOD TEST: You don't need a blood test anymore. This wedding license requirement has been discontinued in California.
- WHO QUALIFIES: All couples who can say that they live together can receive our special California Confidential Marriage License through Los Angeles County.
- IDENTIFICATION NEEDED: Los Angeles county requires that for all marriage licenses you present to us one piece of current government-issued photo I.D. such as a passport, a driver's license, a state I.D. card, and a green card. If you are divorced within the last two years, we need a copy of your divorce decree.
- WEDDING LOCATION LOS ANGELES: In order for us to issue a Los Angeles County Marriage License the wedding ceremony must take place within the legal limits of L.A. county. Please see a list of Los Angeles cities and areas below to see if your area is there if you are not sure of the county:
City of Commerce
City of Industry
East Long Beach
East Los Angeles
La Canada Flintridge
La Tuna Canyon
Lake Los Angeles
Lake View Terrace
Marina Del Rey
North Long Beach
Palos Verdes Estates
Palos Verdes Peninsula
Playa Del Rey
Rancho La Tuna Canyon
Rancho Palos Verdes
Rolling Hills Estates
Santa Fe Springs
South El Monte
South San Gabriel
West Los Angeles
West Toluca Lake
Westlake Village (parts of)
The cost of a confidential Los Angeles County marriage license is $85. The cost of a public marriage license is $90. We can wait in line for you, pick up a marriage license, issue it, notarize, and deliver to you, at your convenience, a confidential L.A. County marriage license for an extra $115.
If you are getting married in Los Angeles, Chris can make it easy for you!