Apply For A Fresno Marriage License

My fiancée and I are planning our wedding in Fresno, California and we need to get our marriage license. Where should we go to apply?

You should go together to the Fresno County Clerk’s office located at 2221 Kern Street in downtown Fresno. At the County Clerk’s office, you will need to present your driver’s license and complete the marriage license application. If you do not have a driver’s license, you should present a certified copy of your birth certificate and another form of photo I.D. The Fresno County Clerk’s office provides clerk services from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can call the County Clerk’s office at (559) 600-2575.

How do we fulfill the requirements to receive a marriage license in Fresno, California?

To fulfill the requirements to receive a marriage license in Fresno, you both need to be 18 years old or older and unmarried.

Do we need to present blood test results to receive a marriage license in Fresno, California?

You do not have to present blood test results because blood test results are not required to receive a marriage license in the state of California.

Do we need to be residents of Fresno to receive a marriage license?

You do not have to be residents of Fresno or citizens of the United States to receive a marriage license in the state of California.

When are Fresno marriage licenses valid?

Fresno County marriage licenses are valid on the day that they are issued and for 90 days after that. If you are not married before the 90 days are up, the marriage license will be void.

Where can we be married?

Regular marriage licenses from Fresno County are valid anywhere in the state of California. Confidential marriage licenses are valid only within Fresno County.

If you would like to be married in a civil ceremony, you can be married in the Fresno County Clerk’s office for a $21.00 fee. You must have an appointment. To make an appointment for a civil ceremony, call (559) 600-2575. To see the Fresno County civil ceremonies calendar, see Fresno County Marriage License. Remember that you are not married until a ceremony is performed.

How much do Fresno County marriage licenses cost?

Regular Fresno County marriage licenses cost $49.00. Confidential Fresno County marriage licenses cost $69.00. You can pay with cash, Visa, Discover, or MasterCard.

How do we know who can perform our wedding in Fresno, California?

There are many people who are authorized to perform weddings in Fresno. You can invite anyone that is authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of California to perform your wedding in Fresno. Any priest, minister, or rabbi from any religious denomination, a judge, commissioner, assistant commissioner from the California judicial system, or current mayor could potentially perform your wedding.

Where should we go to order our marriage certificate after our wedding in Fresno, California?

You can order a certified copy of the marriage certificate for $14.00 at the Fresno County Clerk/Recorder’s office.

Where should we go to learn more?

You can visit the Fresno County Clerk’s office website to learn more: Fresno Marriage License


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