Marriage Licenses


Use our new online portal to complete your marriage license application prior to your office visit!

Marriage License Online Portal

General Requirements

  • Cash payment of $70 for a Public License or $80 for a Confidential License; exact change is preferred, we do not accept checks or credit card payments
  • Valid Photo I.D.'s that verify birth date and full legal name
  • If divorced within the past 90 days, a copy of the final judgment is required
  • A License is valid for 90 days after issuance, the ceremony must be performed within the 90 days. If the license expires, the couple must purchase a new license   

Public Licenses

Forms are in PDF format. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.

Confidential Licenses

  • Parties to the marriage must be living together as spouses
  • No witnesses are allowed to sign the marriage license
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age    
  • The person performing the ceremony is to file this original license within 10 days of the ceremony with the County Clerk's Office
  • This record is held confidential and may not be viewed by the public. The date of the marriage or a copy of the license may not be released to any party other than the applicants without a court order.
  • Confidential Marriage License Worksheet (PDF)

Note: A Confidential Marriage License must be issued for couples when one of the parties to the marriage is incarcerated. Call the Lake County Clerk’s Office at 707-263-2311 for more information.

Above are general guidelines only, additional information or documentation may be required by the County Clerk's Office upon request.