Marriage License & Ceremony

The San Bernardino County Recorder-Clerk’s office issues marriage licenses and performs marriage ceremonies. For a limited time, you can also obtain the license with ceremony services via online. Please review online video marriage license with ceremony services by clicking here.

Please read all 4 steps carefully before applying for a marriage license. Also review the “Marriage Services Menu” on this page for additional information.

Step 1: Complete Marriage License Application

All applicants will have to meet certain requirements and complete a marriage application prior to obtaining the license.

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Please note, your Marriage Application must be completed prior to entering the office. Failure to do so will result in delay of service and a rescheduling of your appointment.


Step 2: Review License Application With Our Team

Once the marriage license application is completed, you will have to call (909) 387-8306 and press option 1 to make an appointment. During the phone call, you will have to specify whether you are requesting in-person services or online video services.


Step 3: Review Marriage Ceremony Options

In order to be officially married, a marriage ceremony will have to be performed up to 90 days of the date of issuance of the license. You have 3 options in this step:

Option 1: San Bernardino County Clerk
Your marriage ceremony can be performed at the time of the issuance of a marriage license either in-person or online by the County Clerk. Please review online and in-person ceremony services guidelines by clicking here.
Option 2: Authorized Person
You can have an authorized person perform your marriage ceremony at a later date of up to 90 days of issuing the license.
Option 3: Friend or Family Member Through Commissioner for One Day
A family member or friend can apply to be a commissioner for a day and marry you up to 90 days of the issuance of the marriage license. Please review guidelines here.

Step 4: Receive Marriage License/and or Ceremony

By appointment, our office will issue the license to you in-person at our Hall of Records location or online, depending on the type of service requested.

Have you read all 4 steps? If so, please proceed to begin the marriage license application. Please note, your Marriage Application must be completed prior to entering the office. Failure to do so will result in delay of service and a rescheduling of your appointment.

Marriage Services Fees

Marriage License: $89

Marriage Ceremony: $65

Renewal of Marriage Vows: $36

Complete Fee Schedule, click here.

We do not provide the following services:

Passports
Divorce Filings
Court Records
Traffic Tickets

Due to COVID-19, in-person Vital Records requests, Marriage Services and Records Research are available at the San Bernardino Hall of Records location, by appointment only. All other services remain available by mail, email and phone.

To book an appointment, call (909) 387-8306

Email Recorder-Clerk Staff

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