What is this service?
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.
Who can use this service?
You must be at least 18 years of age and meet the marriage license requirements to be able to marry.
Is there a charge for this service?
Yes. Please refer to the Clerk-Recorder's Fee Schedule.
When and where is this service offered?
Marriage ceremonies are not offered at this time due to COVID-19.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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1055 Monterey Street Suite D120 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Tel: (805) 781-5080
Fax: (805) 781-1111
Frequently Asked Questions
Typically you may purchase a certified copy of your marriage certificate within 24-48 hours of your marriage license being recorded. Arrangements may be made to purchase a copy the same day on a case by case basis because of extenuating circumstances.
Persons under 18 with written consent from at least one parent (or legal guardian) AND permission from a California Superior Court Judge may marry. Emancipated minors are NOT exempt from this process. Contact the County Superior Court at (805) 781-5243 for further information regarding these requirements.
Due to the limited space in our ceremony rooms, we limit the number of people to nine (9). If you find your guest list has grown, you may want to consider using our Deputy Commissioner For a Day Program. This provides more flexibility on the location and number of guests for your ceremony.