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Marriage Records Online Request Information

Request a Copy of a Confidential Marriage Record Online

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk does not have the ability to accept credit cards for online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek accepts the following credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover. A $9 special handling fee will be charged on all credit card orders in addition to the copy fee.

Please note that 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 online: Visit

  • You must complete and send in the Certificate of Identity for Confidential Marriages. Please follow the instructions on the Vitalchek site. If you do not supply the notarized Certificate of Identity within 5 business days, your order will be cancelled and must be resubmitted. If you do not live in California, please have the notary strike out "California" on the Certificate of Identity and put the state in which the form is notarized. It will be accepted with the change.

Request a Copy of a Public Marriage Record Online

To request a copy of a public marriage record online: Visit

  • Please follow the instructions on the Vitalchek site.
  • Those who are not authorized may receive an Informational Certified Copy. Informational Certified Copies have the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy.

What Records Are Available?

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

  • The fee is nonrefundable and if a record cannot be found a "No Record Statement" will be issued.

When Will I Receive My Copy?

Orders will be processed within 20 working days of authorization

Fees and Payments

Certified Copy of a Confidential Marriage Record $15
Certified Copy of a Public Marriage Record $15

No requests are accepted via telephone.

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Alert - COVID-19

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will close all of its offices to the public effective Monday, March 16 as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, all mail and online orders are experiencing processing delays. Thank you for your patience and please click here for updated information regarding COVID-19.