You will need to obtain a certified copy of your marriage license.
To obtain a copy of a public marriage license from the
Santa Cruz County Recorders Office:
Visit the office located at 701 Ocean Street, Room 230, in Santa Cruz between 8:00
a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Click Here to visit their website for more information
On-line using VitalChek www.vitalchek.com/provider_overview.asp?provider_id=11525
To obtain a copy of a confidential marriage license from the
Santa Cruz County Clerk:
- Visit the office located at 701 Ocean Street, Room 210, in Santa Cruz between 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, complete a form, and show ID. Cost is $15.
- By mail, sending a check for $15, with a notarized letter proving identification,
and providing the full name of each party to the marriage, the date or at
least the year of the marriage, and the address where to mail the certified copy of the
marriage license to:
Santa Cruz County Clerk
701 Ocean Street, Room 210
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Some of the places listed below (such as the Social Security
Administration) will insist on seeing documentation. Others will not. Some will just need
a phone call, while others will need to see you in person or get it in writing.
Documentation helps with your transition between names, so the more documentation you get,
the easier the subsequent changes will be.
We suggest you alert the following places of your name change:
Social Security Administration and your employer. This will assure
that your earnings will be properly reported by your employer and recorded in our records.
You can get a new card from Social Security with your new name. Click here for name change information and Click Here for getting a new card
Voters Registration www.votescount.com/reg.htm
The post office
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