A Marriage License must be purchased prior to your ceremony.
There are two types of marriage licenses - Public and Confidential.
Public License - is a public record from which anyone can obtain the information and a copy. A certified copy for the purpose of establishing identity can only be issued to one of the parties or a close relative.
Confidential License - is issued to a couple who declare under penalty of perjury that they are living together as spouses. It is not a public record. The only information available to the public is that the marriage exists. For anyone other than one of the spouses to obtain more information or a copy of the licenses, the Superior Court must order that the record be released.
NAME CHANGE PROCEDURE - effective 1/1/09- both parties can now elect to change their middle and/or last names at the time of issuing the license. Click here for information on the rules for acceptable name changes.
REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH LICENSES
ISSUING MARRIAGE LICENSES
APPLICANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18
Application for license to marry - You may complete this application although when you arrive in the office you will need to transfer the information to the Marriage Kiosk.