Santa Cruz County Clerk
Marriage Licenses & Ceremonies
Confidential Marriage Licenses
To obtain a Confidential marriage license, both people must appear together at the County Clerk's office located at:
701 Ocean St., Rm. 210
Your marriage license is effective immediately, is valid for 90 days and the ceremony must be performed in the county in which the license was issued. Once you have your wedding license you will need to make arrangements to have a ceremony performed. The ceremony can be performed at a church or wedding chapel of your choice or a Civil Ceremony may be performed at a location of your choosing.
For information on a Civil Marriage Ceremony, click Marriage Ceremonies
Click Here for information on ordering copies of your confidential marriage license by mail.
For information on a public license, click Public License.
This office issues marriage licenses to parties who have reached the age of majority (18 years). If either party is under 18, click Licensing Under 18.