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Marriage License

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Civil Ceremonies

 

Our office is available to perform civil ceremonies in English or Spanish on Wednesday afternoons, by appointment only. Friday ceremonies may also be performed by appointment, based on the availability of the Board Chambers room.

If you are getting married at the County Clerk's Office, you are encouraged to bring at least one witness with you to your ceremony. If you cannot provide a witness, one may be provided for you for an additional fee of $25.00.

Deputy Marriage Commissioner for a Day Program

Do you have a friend or family member whom you would like to have perform your marriage ceremony? If so, we may be able to assist you.

Pursuant to section 401 (a) and (b) of the California Family Code, the County Clerk, who is designated as the Commissioner of Civil Marriages for Lake County, may at her discretion appoint Deputy Marriage Commissioners to perform civil marriage ceremonies.

Prior to the marriage ceremony, the parties must purchase a marriage license, and the following conditions must be met by the person requesting an appointment as a Deputy Marriage Commissioner for a Day:

  • He or she must be at least 18 years of age
  • He or she must fill out the Deputy Commissioner for a Day packet
  • He or she must file the completed packet with the Lake County Clerk
  • He or she must pay $50.00 in order to be commissioned
  • He or she must have a valid I.D. present with them at the time of the filing

Marriage Licenses for the Incarcerated

A Confidential Marriage License must be issued for couples whom have a spouse that is incarcerated. An Affidavit of Inability to Appear must be completed for the spouse that can cannot appear in front of the County Clerk. The signature of the party who is unable to physically appear must be authenticated by a court or a notary public. The affidavit must be executed under penalty of perjury by all parties (first person, second person, and the person solemnizing the marriage). The party that is not incarcerated needs to be physically present in our office with the person who will be solemnizing the marriage along with the completed License and Certificate of Marriage Worksheet (worksheet is located in the forms portion of this page), and the affidavit of inability to appear form.

The person performing the ceremony is to file this original record within 10 days of the ceremony with the County Clerk in the county in which the license was issued.


 Note: This record is held confidential and may not be viewed by the public.The   only information which may be released by the County Clerk upon inquiry is whether there is a record of the marriage; the Date may not be released without a court order.

 

Fees
Marriage License $65.00
Confidential Marriage License 70.00
Duplicate Marriage License 17.00
Certified copy of Marriage License 17.00
Marriage Ceremonies (in Courthouse) 35.00
Witness to Marriage [Applicant Requested] 25.00
After hour fee for Marriage License 25.00
One Day Marriage Commission   50.00