Marriage License

California Marriage License applications are processed Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The process may take 20 to 30 minutes.

Payment may be made by cash, preprinted checks or money orders made payable to Shasta County Clerk. Credit or debit cards are NOT accepted.

A Marriage License is valid for 90 days. Do NOT get your license more than 90 days before your wedding day.

A couple is NOT legally married until a wedding ceremony is performed anywhere in the state of California.

If either party is under 18 years of age, a court order must be obtained prior to issuance of the license by contacting Court Services at (530) 225-5707.

Both parties must appear in person and present their current ID containing their picture, birth date and signature.

You may fill out and print the online application for a Public Marriage License to bring into the office. You can do so here.

The New Name fields may NOT be changed once the Marriage License has been issued.

Once the wedding has taken place, it is the Officiant’s responsibility to return the completed Public Marriage License, either by mail or in person, to the Shasta County Recorder’s Office located at 1450 Court Street, Suite 208, Redding, CA 96001, for recording.

If there should be any mistakes made on the license after the ceremony, it will be the Officiants responsibility to complete an affidavit for a Duplicate Marriage License. There is a $20 fee for this process.

Please review all the information noted on both pages of the application.

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