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Marriage Records In-Person Request

Important Notice: Informational Certified Copies are not available for same day service. They will be mailed out within 20 working days of your order.

Online application for certified copies of vital records

Save time and apply before you come in, click here to complete your in-person application.

Request a Copy of a Confidential Marriage Record In Person

Confidential marriage records may only be obtained by the parties to the marriage or by court order. If you are not a party to the marriage, you cannot obtain any copy of a confidential marriage record.

To request a copy of a confidential marriage record in person, bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Fee: $15 per copy

Request a Copy of a Public Marriage Record In Person

To request a copy of a public marriage record in person, bring:

  • Valid photo ID
  • Fee: $15 per copy

What Records Are Available?

Records are available for marriages where the license was issued in Los Angeles County since 1852. If the license was issued outside of Los Angeles County or California, click here.

When Will I Receive My Copy?

Same-day service is available for marriages 1995 to present. Marriages prior to 1995 will be mailed within 20 working days.

Fees and Payment

  • Certified Copy of a Public Marriage Record: $15 per copy
  • Certified Copy of a Confidential Marriage Record: $15 per copy

The fee is nonrefundable. A "No Record Statement" will be issued if the record is not found.

Payment Options

  • Cash
  • Check: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Valid identification (e.g. driver's license) of the signer is required and must be presented at time of request. Out-of-state checks are accepted.
  • Money orders: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.
  • Credit Card: American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa. A $1.75 service fee will be charged.
  • Debit Card: Most debit cards, such as Visa, are accepted. A $1.75 service fee will be charged.

The following offices can process your marriage record request:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Office Locations

Contact number for all offices is: (800) 201-8999

Location Address Hours
(Monday - Friday, except holidays)
East Los Angeles 4716 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Building B.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30
Florence/Firestone 7807 S. Compton Ave.
1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90001
8:30 a.m. - 4:30
LAX Courthouse 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd.
6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045
8:30 a.m. - 4:30
Lancaster 44509 16th St. West, Suite 101
Lancaster, CA 93534
8:30 a.m. - 4:30
Norwalk
(Main Office)
12400 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk, CA 90650
M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
3rd Thursday of the month:
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on
Van Nuys 14340 W. Sylvan St.
Van Nuys, CA 91401
8:30 a.m. - 4:30
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