Here is how to get your Fresno Marriage License….
Marriage License’s are easy to obtain and you should start the process at least a month before the actual Wedding Date. California Law requires all couples to have a license to have a legally binding Wedding Ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or Blood tests before you marry, along with required proof of identification and the license fee.
Currently, there are no waiting periods or Blood tests required in Fresno County. Also no appointment is necessary. The office is located at:
2221 Kern Street
Fresno, CA 93721
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / M – F
Closed for holidays.
It will cost you $49 for a public license and $69 for a confidential license. Payments can be made in cash, debit card, visa, mastercard only. No checks.
There are two different types of marriage licenses in Fresno, and they can be obtained in two different ways.
Confidential Marriage License and a Public Marriage License:
A PUBLIC California marriage license is a marriage license that is available to the public for viewing.
A CONFIDENTIAL marriage license allows all the personal information on a marriage license to be protected from public view. Only a court order or a notarized application by either spouses can obtain a copy of the information.
The following information is required on a marriage license application.
For both spouses, or party A and party B, the information needed for marriage license requirements is below.
A valid driver’s license or a DMV issued Identification Card. If you do not have either of these, you must provide a certified copy of your birth certificate and another acceptable form of picture I.D.
To obtain a Confidential Marriage License, party A and party B must be living together as a married couple. The same I.D. requirements as mentioned above are applicable.
A certified copy of the Confidential Marriage License is available for $14. Checks are accepted for certified copies of the Confidential Marriage License.
Amendment on a Marriage License:
Within the first year there is no fee but there is a $13.00 fee for a certified copy of the Amendment. After a year there is a fee of $20.00 which includes the certified copy. Declaration for a Marriage License – $49.00.
Work out the details with your officiant on the proper filing and signatures required on the day of your wedding.
Hey, and don’t forget to bring your License on your big day. You have no idea how many couples forget to bring their license to their wedding.
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