San Bernardino CA Marriage License Office

Find San Bernardino, California marriage license offices. Marriage license offices provide information on marriage certifications, wedding licenses, certificates, applications, fees, and requirements.

San Bernardino County Marriage License Hall Of Records Bldg., 222 W. Hospitality Lane, 1St Flr. San Bernardino CA 92415 909-387-8306

San Bernardino County Marriage License San Bernardino District Court, 351 N. Arrowhead San Bernardino CA 92415 909-387-3912

About San Bernardino Marriage License Offices

The San Bernardino Marriage License Office is a government agency responsible for processing marriage license applications, issuing marriage licenses, and recording marriage certificates in San Bernardino, CA. Marriage License Offices may include San Bernardino Clerk's Office, San Bernardino Town & City Halls and San Bernardino County Courts.

You may contact the Marriage License Office for questions about:
  • Finding San Bernardino marriage records online
  • Applying for a marriage license
  • San Bernardino marriage license fees
  • Getting copies of marriage licenses and certificates
San Bernardino Marriage Records

Marriage License Offices in San Bernardino provide marriage records upon public request. Marriage records that are part of the San Bernardino marriage index and other public records are useful for a variety of reasons including name changes, applying for Social Security benefits, applying for insurance, verifying property and estate rights, and establishing paternity. San Bernardino marriage records are also useful to genealogists and family researchers navigating family history.

San Bernardino Marriage License Applications

A marriage license authorizes a couple to get married in California. When a couple submits an application for a marriage license, the San Bernardino Marriage License Bureau will verify the couple's identification and determine whether they meet the minimum age requirements or have parental or guardian consent for the marriage.

Marriage License Requirements

To apply for the marriage license in San Bernardino, the couple will need to provide the planned date and location of the wedding, the name of the person performing the ceremony, the names and maiden names of the couple's parents, photo identification and possibly birth certificates, and payment for the license. The application for a marriage license is usually submitted to the Marriage License Office in the county or municipality where the wedding will take place, though some states allow for the wedding to occur in a different jurisdiction.

San Bernardino Marriage Certificates

California statutes determine who is eligible to perform marriage ceremonies. Following the wedding, the officiant and the couple sign a San Bernardino marriage certificate. The officiant is responsible for submitting the marriage certificate to the San Bernardino Marriage License Office within a set period of time, typically a few days. The Marriage License Office records the certificate and sends a certified copy of the marriage certificate to the couple, usually within a few weeks. California State and Federal agencies generally require a marriage certificate in order to recognize a marriage as legally valid.