Marriage Licenses & Ceremonies

Civil Wedding Ceremonies & The County Chapel



The County Clerk-Recorder's office issues marriage licenses as well as certified copies of marriage certificates. Staff and volunteers perform civil marriage ceremonies. We can deputize other individuals to perform your marriage ceremony at another location. For couples who marry in our chapel, they can have the ceremony broadcast over the internet.


The Name Equality Act of 2007 changed California's marriage laws on January 1, 2009. When purchasing the marriage license, couples must state what their married legal name will be.


Information for purchasing a certified copy of a marriage certificate is on our Marriage Certificate webpage.


For divorce, will/probate and other court-related inquiries, please contact the Clerk's Office of the Superior Court.


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). The chapel will hold a wedding party of 20 people. The cost is $65.00 payable in advance and is non-refundable. In addition to the betrothed couple, one witness must be present. To schedule a ceremony, you may make a reservation online by selecting the “Schedule a Ceremony.” To schedule a Spanish wedding ceremony, please call (650) 363-4500.


Wed on the Web
County Chapel wedding ceremonies can be broadcast live over the world wide web. Click the Schedule a Ceremony button at the top of this page for information on how to have your ceremony webcast.


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.


Commissioner Gruber
Superior Court Commissioner
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 327-8424
Commissioner Borja
Superior Court Commissioner
500 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5131
Judge Mallach
Superior Court Judge
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 261-5122