It is recommended that you apply for your Marriage License from the County Clerk at least one month prior to the event. You will need photographic proof of identification and proof of your age - either a driver's license, passport or alien resident card. Couples must appear together to obtain their License. In the case of any previous marriages, you must show proof that you are no longer legally married if the divorce occurred within the past two years. The Marriage License is only valid for a period of 90 days from the date you receive it. If your marriage does not take place within those 90 days, a new Marriage License must be obtained.
To receive your Marriage License, make an appointment on-line with The Los Angeles County Clerk Recorder. Please go to their website for complete instructions and information. www.lavote.gov
There are two types of Marriage Licenses, and the fee for a Marriage License in Los Angeles County is: Confidential License $85.00 and a Public License is $91.00.
Telephone number for the Los Angeles County Registrar is 1(800) 201 8999.
The Orange County Clerk Recorder takes walk-ins, however, it is strongly recommended to make an appointment. The website is www.ocrecorder.com
Their phone number is: (714) 834 2500.