How to Get a Copy of California Confidential Marriage License

For your convenience we have made a request form for you if you need a copy of the marriage certificate after your marriage license has been filed after your wedding.

We fully recommend that you order at least two copies of the California marriage license or certificate at the time of your wedding. If you don’t, it is a bit of a long process. Here is what you need to do:

  • Please cut & paste the letter below into your word processor and fill in the blanks.
  • Send with a check to the address at the top of the box.
  • If you are not going to have your wedding officiant file the request while filing the confidential marriage license then you will need to to include a
    Certificate of Identity for California Marriage Certificate
    (click on that link to download the form) from a Notary Public or the County Clerk in the County of Residence. PLEASE DO NOT CALL AND ASK ME!
  • The cost for a copy of your Los Angeles County Marriage Certificate is $15 (as of 2015) each. We recommend that you request at least 2 copies.
    copy of marriage license California
    Order a copy of your California marriage certificate (which is a filed marriage license) at the time of your wedding, preferably several copies in case you lose one. If you don’t, there are more steps and time involved.


    Here’s the letter below to ask for a copy of marriage license California:


Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Marriage Records
P.O. Box 53120
Los Angeles, CA 90053-0120


Re: ( Expedited ) Request for Certified Copies of Confidential Marriage Record

– License No. ____________________

Dear Sir or Madam,
Please find enclosed:
1. An Application for Marriage Record,
2. The signed and completed bottom portion of the Customer Copy of our License and Certificate of Confidential Marriage,
3. A personal check in the amount of $_____.00 payable to Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, and
4. A postage prepaid and preaddressed Overnight Express Mail envelope.
Please mail ______Certified Copies of our Confidential Marriage License and Certificate to

MY NAME:___________________________________________________


CITY, STATE, ZIP___________________________________________________

We urgently request that the certified copies be mailed as soon as possible.
This marriage was between:

Groom: _____________________________________________________

Bride: _____________________________________________________

MARRIED ON DATE:_____________________________________________

_____ Certified Copies are Requested

Thank you very much for your prompt attention to this matter.
Yours truly,






Click below to find more information about getting a marriage license in California:
California Marriage License Information
Can I Get a Marriage License After Our Wedding Ceremony?
Confidential Marriage License California
Confidential Marriage License vs Public Marriage License
Do You Get a Marriage License Before Or After The Wedding?
Getting a Copy of the Marriage Certificate
How Much Does a Marriage License Cost in Los Angeles, California
Marriage License and Marriage Certificate Precision
Marriage Requirements in California
Orange County Marriage License
Submit Your Los Angeles County Marriage License Information
The Wedding Laws California
What Happens After You Sign Your Marriage License?
What is a Confidential Marriage License in California?
When You Forgot to Get a Marriage License Before Your Wedding