Obtaining Certified Copies of Marriage Certificates
The California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH-VR) can ONLY provide certified copies of certificates for
public marriages that occurred in the years:
does not maintain records of
2000–2008 and 2022
CDPH Vital Records is not able to provide certified copies of certificates for the years 2000 through 2008, and for 2021 - 2022. You will need to contact the County Recorder's Office in the county where the marriage license was issued. CDPH Vital Records is continually indexing marriage records and will post updates on the website as more years become available for request.
Requesting a Certified Copy
Certified marriage records are $17 per copy.
Please view our current Fees
. Requests received without the appropriate fee will be returned to the sender. Make your check or money order payable to CDPH Vital Records. Checks must be drawn on a United States bank. Money orders must be drawn on a United States bank or issued by the United States Postal Service.
Please do not send cash by mail. CDPH cannot be held responsible for fees paid that are lost, misdirected, or undelivered.
Please view our current Processing Times. The processing time begins when CDPH-VR receives your request.