Marriage Ceremonies

Who is eligible?

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?

Please call our office at 805-781-5080 to schedule an appointment. 


Appointment times are as follows:*

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Spanish speaking service offered on Wednesdays between 9 – 11am

*Ceremony Appointments may not be offered during elections

Location, directions and hours of operation

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Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM* Wednesday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM* *Last transactions processed 30 minutes prior to closing

1055 Monterey Street Suite D120
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Tel: (805) 781-5080

Fax: (805) 781-1111


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 room, we limit the number of people to eight (the couple and 6 guests).  If you find your guest list is larger, you may want to consider using our Deputy Marriage Commissioner For a Day Program. This provides more flexibility on the location and number of guests for your ceremony.