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While most services are available online or via the mail, Clerk-Recorder services are now also available in-person at the San Luis Obispo office.  The Atascadero office remains closed until further notice.  Please call (805) 781-5080 to make an appointment.  Walk-in service is also available but may be subject to delays. Please review this information before visiting our office.

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Registrar of Voters - Commissioner of Civil Marriages

Marriage

Clerk-Recorder services related to marriage are listed here


Deputy Marriage Commissioner for the Day

This service allows you to apply to be a Deputy Marriage Commissioner for the Day. California Family Code Section 401(b) allows the Clerk-Recorder, as Commissioner of Civil Marriages, to deputize individuals as a Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages for a day to solemnize marriages in California.

NOTE: This is an optional service not provided by all counties. Additionally, if the marriage license was purchased outside of the County of San Luis Obispo, please verify with that County that they will accept a Deputy Commissioner for a Day deputized by the County of San Luis Obispo.

Marriage Ceremonies

This service provides information about getting married in the Clerk-Recorder's office, scheduling a civil marriage ceremony, and arranging for a witness if needed.

Marriage Licenses

This service provides information about marriage licenses and requirements and allows you to apply for a marriage license. A marriage license must be purchased prior to your ceremony and is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase.