image of a Civil WeddingDeputy Commissioner of Marriage Program

El Dorado County offers the public an opportunity to perform a "Civil" Marriage Ceremony for friends, relatives, etc. The program consists of coming to our office in person and requesting the "Deputy for a Day" program. 

Note: Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies are done by appointment. If you do not have an appointment, you may wait for an opening; however, it could be up to two hours if appointments are ahead of you, so please inquire at the counter or call us:

Placerville: (530) 621-5495
South Lake Tahoe: (530) 573-3407
Location and Hours

  • You will be instructed, which takes about 15 - 20 minutes, in performing the actual ceremony, fill out information forms required to be sworn in as a Deputy Marriage Commissioner, be sworn in as a Deputy Marriage Commissioner, and given a sample ceremony.
  • You will be instructed in filling out the Marriage License, returning the license, and your other duties regarding the license.
  • This deputization is for one ceremony at one place, one appointed time which you will be required to enter on the forms.
  • The fee for this program is $50.00 cash, money order or ATM debit ($2.50 fee).