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California Marriage License Information

If you are planning on having your wedding in California, check out the marriage license laws and regulations so your plans don't get hijacked by unexpected requirements.

How to Get Married in California
What you need to know about the California state marriage license laws and regulations.

Deputy for a Day Program in California
California's Deputy for a Day Program allows you to arrange for a member of your family or a friend to perform your civil marriage ceremony.

Marriage by Proxy in California
Text and information about the marriage by proxy law in California.

How to Apply for a Marriage License in California
Video: Nadia Chapman gives tips for getting a California marriage license.

Get a Marriage License and Get Married in California
Follow these guidelines if you want to get married during your visit to California.

California's Domestic Partners Law
The State of California has adopted domestic partnership legislation that provides gay and lesbian couples with most of the rights given to heterosexual couples.

California Family Code
Marriage laws in California.

California Marriage License, Registration and Ceremony Information
This site of DHS in California has general information about the "requirements for the issuance and registration of public and confidential marriage licenses in California, as well as answer many frequently asked questions regarding the laws pertaining to marriage licenses and ceremonies in California."

Getting Married on a California Beach
This official website gives information about how to get a beach permit to get married on a California beach.

Frequently Asked Questions by Marriage Officiants
Information provided by the California Department of Health Care Service concerning the requirements regarding ceremony information.

Getting Married in a California State Park
If you are interested in being married in a mansion, or in an adobe, or in the redwood forests, or on a sandy beach, this California government site tells you how to arrange a wedding in a California State Park.

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