Marriage License

our Marriage License

Your official Certificate of Marriage is easy to obtain at the San Luis Obispo County Recorder’s Office.  The cost is $90 and takes about 20 minutes of your time.  We are not able to do this part for you.  It is recommended that you go to the court house about one month before your ceremony although you have 90 days to be married and submit the signed Certificate of Marriage to the Recorder’s Office for filing.

The San Luis Obispo Court House is walking distance from the center of  beautiful downtown San Luis Obispo. You do not have to be a resident of San Luis Obispo County to apply for a marriage license in the county.

You will need to bring with you a current photo ID such as a Driver’s License or passport.  You will also need to know your parents’ legal names, including your mother’s maiden name, and the city and state where they were born.  If you have had a previous marriage, you will need the date the marriage ended.  There are no tests, and the bride and groom must be at least 18 years of age.

San Luis Obispo County Recording Department and
Marriage License Office
1144 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, California  93408
805 781-5088

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
Closed for Holidays
Contact San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office Website
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