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Important Information about
How to Obtain a Marriage License in California Los Angeles County

People need a California marriage license to get married in California, but marriage licenses in California are usually issued at the county clerk’s office. Although Chris is authorized by LA County to issue marriage licenses, he can now issue the confidential wedding license anywhere in California. He is authorized by Los Angeles County to issue a Confidential California Marriage License, and he is able to perform wedding ceremonies in all California counties. By being a specialized notary public and attorney, Chris has immense experience with complicated paperwork and minute details that come with all government procedures and he takes pride in getting it right. Here is some important information on how to obtain a California marriage license through his specialized notary service:

HOW TO OBTAIN A CALIFORNIA MARRIAGE LICENSE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY OR ANY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COUNTIES SUCH AS ORANGE COUNTY, VENTURA COUNTY, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY:

  • Officiant Guy can issue a very specialized marriage license that he has been authorized as an agent of Los Angeles County to issue that is called a California confidential marriage license. California is now the only confidential marriage license state. There are certain rules and procedures that accompany this kind of marriage certificate, listed below, but there are very unique benefits such as:
  • NO WAITING IN LINE: At the Los Angeles county clerk’s office you both need to appear together to get a marriage license. But there are only six county clerk offices in all of L.A. County that can issue a Los Angeles marriage license, along with many other types of government forms to many, many people, and only from Monday thru Friday. There is always a line there and often extremely crowded. Most offices close by 3pm. As you know, the drive plus the wait, which is often a very long & frustrating one during working hours, will mean that you could easily spend the entire work day dealing with this. We know of many engaged couples who have waited for at least 4 hours together, plus the drive. Chris makes getting a wedding license in Los Angeles county easy and convenient by delivering it to you. No bureaucratic mess, no frustration.
  • NO TRAVEL: No traffic, no travel, no getting lost, no parking problems – -Chris can take care of the license anytime – -usually just prior to your ceremony.
  • PRIVACY– The marriage license is totally confidential and not public record so nobody has access to your information meaning no junk mail, no media, nobody but you and your wedding minister need to know. In order for anyone to get a record of your confidential marriage license, a court order is required.
  • RESIDENCE: You do not have to live in Los Angeles county or be a U.S. citizen in order to have a CA marriage license or a L.A. County marriage license issued. This license can be issued to you in any Southern California county.
  • NO WAITING PERIOD: There is none! Chris can issue you a license instantly as long as you follow all of these rules listed below.
  • NO WITNESSES: For this type of license, you don’t need witnesses since Chris has special notary status. The wedding ceremony can then just be the bride, the groom and the wedding minister or it can be a large wedding with many attendants and guests—it’s your choice.
  • NO BLOOD TEST: You don’t need a blood test anymore. This wedding license requirement has been discontinued in California.

JUST A FEW REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CALIFORNIA CONFIDENTIAL MARRIAGE LICENSE:

  • WHO QUALIFIES: All couples who can say that they live together can receive our special California Confidential Marriage License through Los Angeles County. You don’t have to show any proof of your living arrangement and it doesn’t state how long you have lived together- – it could feasibly be the day before.
  • IDENTIFICATION NEEDED: The State of California requires that for all marriage licenses you present to us one piece of current government-issued photo I.D. such as a passport, a driver’s license, a state I.D. card, and a green card. If you are divorced within the last two years, we need a copy of your divorce decree.
  • CALIFORNIA WEDDING LOCATION: The confidential wedding license can be issued to you in any California county and your marriage can be performed anywhere in California.

california confidential marriage licenseIf you need further clarification about what a Confidential Marriage License is, then click here to find out California confidential marriage license Officiant Guy’s advice. He’s an expert.

Here’s a list of Los Angeles County cities and Orange County cities that Chris can perform wedding ceremonies and issue California marriage licenses:

Los Angeles County:
Acton
Agoura
Agoura Hills
Agua Dulce
Alhambra
Alla
Alondra Park
Alpine
Alsace
Altacanyada
Altadena
Andrade Corner
Antelope Acres
Antelope Center
Arcadia
Artesia
Athens
Aurant
Avalon
Avocado Heights
Azusa
Baldwin Park
Bassett
Bell
Bell Gardens
Bellflower
Beverly Hills
Big Pines
Bradbury
Burbank
Calabasas
Carson
Castaic
Castaic Junction
Cerritos
Charter Oak
Citrus
City Terrace
Claremont
Commerce
Compton
Cornell
Covina
Cudahy
Culver City
Del Aire
Del Sur
Del Valle
Desert View Highlands
Diamond Bar
Downey
Duarte
East Los Angeles
East Pasadena
East Rancho Dominguez
East San Gabriel
East Whittier
El Monte
El Segundo
Elizabeth Lake
Firestone Park
Florence
Florence-Graham
Gardena
Glendale
Glendora
Gorman
Green Valley
Hacienda Heights
Hasley Canyon
Hawaiian Gardens
Hawthorne
Hermosa Beach
Hi Vista
Hidden Hills
Hillgrove
Huntington Park
Indian Springs
Industry
Inglewood
Irwindale
Juniper Hills
Kagel Canyon
Kinneloa Mesa
La Cañada Flintridge
La Crescenta-Montrose
La Habra Heights
La Mirada
La Puente
La Verne
Ladera Heights
Lake Hughes
Lake Los Angeles
Lakewood
Lancaster
Largo Vista
Lawndale
Lennox
Leona Valley
Littlerock
Llano
Lomita
Los Angeles County:
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Lynwood
Malibu
Malibu Vista
Manhattan Beach
Marina del Rey
Mayflower Village
Maywood
Monrovia
Monte Nido
Montebello
Monterey Park
Neenach
Ninetynine Oaks
North El Monte
Norwalk
Palmdale
Palos Verdes Estates
Paramount
Pasadena
Pearblossom
Pico Rivera
Pomona
Quartz Hill
Rancho Dominguez
Rancho Palos Verdes
Red Box
Redondo Beach
Rolling Hills
Rolling Hills Estates
Rose Hills
Rosemead
Rowland Heights
San Dimas
San Fernando
San Gabriel
San Marino
San Pasqual
Sandberg
Santa Clarita
Santa Fe Springs
Santa Monica
Seminole Hot Springs
Sierra Madre
Signal Hill
South El Monte
South Gate
South Monrovia Island
South Pasadena
South San Gabriel
South San Jose Hills
South Whittier
Stevenson Ranch
Sun Village
Temple City
Three Points
Topanga
Torrance
Two Harbors
Universal City
Val Verde
Valinda
Valyermo
Vernon
View Park-Windsor Hills
Vincent
Walnut
Walnut Park
West Athens
West Carson
West Covina
West Hollywood
West Puente Valley
West Rancho Dominguez
West Whittier-Los Nietos
Westlake Village
Westmont
Whittier
Willowbrook
Orange County:
Aliso Viejo
Anaheim
Anaheim Colony
Anaheim Island
Atwood
Balboa Island
Balboa Peninsula
Big Canyon
Brea
Brea-Olinda
Buena Park
Capistrano Beach
Corona del Mar
Costa Mesa
Coto de Caza
Country Club Island
Covenant Hills
Cypress
Dana Point
Dove Canyon
East Anaheim
East Irvine
East Lake
Eastbluff
El Modena
El Toro
Emerald Bay
Foothill Ranch
Fountain Valley
Fullerton
Garden Grove
Huntington Beach
Huntington Harbour
Irvine
Kite Hill
Korea Town
La Habra
La Palma
Ladera Ranch
Laguna
Laguna Beach
Laguna Canyon
Laguna Hills
Laguna Niguel
Laguna Woods
Laguna Woods Village
Lake Forest
Las Flores
Leisure World
Lido Isle
Little Saigon
Los Alamitos
Midway City
Mission Viejo
Modjeska Canyon
Monarch Beach
Nelie Gail Ranch
Newport Beach
Newport Coast
Newport Heights
North Laguna Hills
Northwood
Olive
Orange
Orange Hills
Orange Park Acres
Placentia
Platinum Triangle
Portola Hills
Quail Hill
Rancho Santa Margarita
Rossmoor
San Clemente
San Joaquin Hills
San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Hot Springs
Santa Ana
Santa Ana Heights
Santiago Canyon
Santiago Hills
Seal Beach
Shady Canyon
Silverado
South Laguna
Stanton
Sunset Beach
Surfside Seal Beach
Talega
Three Arch Bay
Tonner Canyon
Trabuco Canyon
Trabuco Highlands
Turtle Rock
Tustin
Tustin Foothills
Tustin Ranch
University Hills
Villa Park
Wagon Wheel
West Grove
Westminster
Woodbridge
Yorba Linda

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of April 2015 the cost of a confidential Los Angeles County marriage license is $85. The cost of a public marriage license is $92. We can wait in line for you, pick up a marriage license, issue it, notarize, and deliver to you, at your convenience, a confidential L.A. County marriage license for an extra $115.