General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Recorder Clerk

Marriage Licenses  image of Wedding Rings

Marriage Licenses are issued between the hours of 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m by appointment only.  

You may purchase a Regular or Confidential marriage license.  A Regular license is a public record and requires only one witness.  A Confidential license is not a public record (requires a court order to obtain a copy for someone other than the parties on the license) and does not require a witness.  Both licenses are valid anywhere in the state of California and are valid for 90 days.

To obtain a license both parties must be present with valid photo identification and 18 years of age or older.  If either party has been divorced in the last 90 days, a certified copy of the final dissolution is required.  

Please see Fee Schedule for license and ceremony fees.

Call our office to schedule your appointment at: (530) 621-5490 (Placerville) or (530) 573-3409 (South Lake Tahoe).    Location and Hours