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August 1, 2017

Marriage Certificate

Filing the License and Getting Copies

After the ceremony, the marriage license must be returned to one of the County Clerk’s offices within 10 days of the wedding for recording. It is the officiant’s responsibility to return it for you, either by mail or in person. 

Certified copies may be purchased approximately 5 – 10 business days after recording, and cost $15 each, however, I advise all of my couples to pay for the certified copy at the time that you secure your marriage license.

It’s easily added to your Clerk-Recorder transaction and the certified copy will ship automatically once the license has been processed. It is the best and most efficient way of getting a copy of your marriage certificate. 

You can find details about getting copies of the marriage certificate on the Orange County Clerk’s website, using this link: Obtaining a Marriage Certificate