We are planning our wedding in Norwalk, California. Where can we submit our application for a marriage license?
You can submit your application for a marriage license by going together in person to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s branch office headquarters in Norwalk. The office is located at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, California 90650. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but all marriage license applications must be submitted before 4 p.m. if you want to ensure same-day processing.
If you have questions, you can call (562) 462-2137 or visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office website at Norfolk Marriage License.
What requirements will we need to satisfy before we can get a marriage license in Norwalk?
You both of you need to be at least 18 years old, and you cannot be married to another person at the time of the application. You should be prepared to present a form of valid government-issued I.D. such as a driver’s license or passport in order to verify your age and identity.
Are blood tests necessary to apply for a marriage license in Norwalk?
No, blood tests are unnecessary because blood test results are not required for marriage licenses in the state of California.
Is there going to be a problem if we are not residents of Norwalk?
You do not need to be residents of Norwalk to apply for a marriage license.
For how long will our Los Angeles County marriage license be valid?
Your Los Angeles County marriage license will be valid for a period of 90 days.
What will we be charged for a marriage license in Norwalk, California?
For a regular marriage license, you will be charged a fee of $90. For a confidential marriage license, you will be charged a fee of $85. You may pay with cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card. All checks should be made out to the Registrar-Recorder County Clerk (or RRCC).
Can we choose whoever we want to perform our wedding ceremony in Norwalk, California?
Provided that the person that you choose is legally authorized to perform wedding ceremonies in the state of California, you can choose whoever you want. Rabbis, ministers, and priests over the age of 18 of any religious denomination are authorized, as well as judges, commissioners, and assistant commissioners of any California judicial court. You could even choose to be married by a current mayor.
Los Angeles County also has a Deputy Commissioner for a Day program that authorizes other people to perform a wedding ceremony for a friend or relative on a specific day. If you would like to learn more about the Los Angeles County Deputy Commissioner for a Day program, visit Norfolk Marriage License.
Can we decide to have a civil ceremony in Norwalk, California?
Norwalk is a fantastic place to have a civil ceremony, because at the Norwalk office of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office there is an actual wedding chapel. You can request a civil ceremony as long as you have already obtained your marriage license. You will need to provide one or more witnesses. There is a $25 fee for a civil ceremony.
The Norwalk office has also offered a civil ceremony volunteer program since 1997. If you would like to learn more about this program, visit http://www.lavote.net/clerk/marriages.cfm.
How do we receive our marriage certificate in Norwalk, California?
After your wedding, you will need to go back to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office so that your signed marriage license can be recorded. Your marriage certificate will then be ordered and will arrive in about two weeks.