For Getting Married In Los Angeles
A Public Marriage License:
do not need to be a resident of California or the United States to get
married in Los Angeles.
Both partners must go together when applying for a marriage license.
Bring a government issued photo I.D. such as a passport or a driver’s
You do not have to wait to get married and a marriage license is valid
for 90 days.
If you were married before, you must supply the date that marriage
If you are divorced, you will need to know the exact date of when your
divorce was finalized. If your divorce was finalized within the last 2
years, you will need to bring your divorce decree with you.
Blood tests are not required.
You must be at least 18 or have written consent of at least one parent
(or legal guardian) and permission from a California superior court
for additional information.
The license fee varies by county and can be paid in cash, Master Card or
Visa, California check or money order written out to the County Clerk.
You will need one witness.
PLEASE NOTE: State and county marriage license requirements often
change. The above information is for guidance only.
For more information on getting married in California, visit the
Getting Married in Los
Public and Confidential Marriage
Reverend Arlene Goldman
Wedding Officiants in LA
LA Wedding Ministers
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