Records & Fees

Civil Wedding Ceremonies & The County Chapel


County Chapel

A County Deputy Marriage Commissioner can perform a civil marriage ceremony in the County Clerk's Chapel by appointment only Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at 10 and 10:30 a.m. and 2 and 2:30 p.m. The cost is $65.00 payable in advance and is non-refundable.  In addition to the betrothed couple, one witness must be present. To make an appointment, please call (650) 363-4500.


555 Chapel can hold a wedding party of 20 people


The chapel will hold a wedding party of 20 people


Wed on the Web
County Chapel wedding ceremonies can be broadcast live over the world wide web. Click here for information on how to have your ceremony webcast.


Personal Deputy Commissioner of Marriages for a Day
To be a Deputy Commissioner of Marriages in San Mateo County for one specific day please call (650) 363-4500 to schedule an appointment. You will be required to bring a photo ID to your appointment. The fee of $60.00 is payable at this appointment. Once at the appointment, you will be asked to say an oath and sign a certificate.

Civil Ceremony at a Location of Your Choice
As a public service, the County Clerk maintains the below list of marriage commissioners authorized to perform civil marriages.  Interested persons should contact the marriage commissioners directly to confirm his or her qualifications and the location, nature, and cost of the services they provide. The County Clerk does not regulate and is not responsible for the services offered or provided by these individuals.


Joseph Gruber
Superior Court Commissioner
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4000 ext. 8188
or (650) 327-8424


Hugo R. Borja
Superior Court Commissioner
500 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 599-1632
or (650) 224-0242


The Honorable Barbara J. Mallach
Superior Court Judge
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 599-1638