Contact Information

1643 Market St.
Redding, CA 96001

Mailing: P.O. Box 990880
Redding, CA 96099-0880

Phone: (530) 225-5730
Fax: (530) 225-5454
Email: County Clerk
CA Relay Service: 711 or (800) 735-2922

Marriage Services

Marriage License 

  • A California Marriage License is a permit to get married; you are NOT officially married until a marriage ceremony is performed within the state of California by a recognized wedding officiant, and recorded at the appropriate county office.
  • A Marriage License is valid for 90 days. Do NOT get your license more than 90 days before your wedding day.
  • If either party is under 18 years of age contact Court Services at (530) 225-5707, a court order must be obtained prior to issuance of the license.
  • Marriage License applications are processed in the County Clerk's Office located at 1643 Market Street, in Redding, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Allow 20 to 30 minutes for processing time.
  • Payment may be made by cash, preprinted checks, or money orders made payable to Shasta County Clerk. Credit or debit cards are also accepted with additional convenience fee.

Application Process

  • Both parties must appear in person and present their current ID containing their picture, birth date, and signature.
  • You may fill out and print the Public Marriage License Application, bring into the office. The application is also available at the office.
  • Birth name of parents includes full first, middle and last names. Mother’s last name is her maiden name.
  • If there has been a prior marriage for either party, the month, day, and year that marriage ended is required to complete the application.
  • The New Name fields may NOT be changed once the Marriage License has been issued.

Marriage Ceremony

  • A Shasta County Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages is available to perform a marriage ceremony in our conference room at the County Clerk's office, located at 1643 Market Street, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8:30am – 11:00am and 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm.
  • Make an appointment in advance by calling (530) 225-5730. 
  • You may have up to 15 guests attend your ceremony. 

Deputy Commissioner for a Day

 After the Ceremony

  • It is the Officiant’s responsibility to return the completed Marriage License, either by mail or in person.
    • Public Marriage Licenses go to the Shasta County Recorder's Office at 1450 Court Street, Suite 208, Redding, CA 96001. The Certified copy of Public Marriage Certificate can be found at the Shasta County Recorder's Office. Application for Public Marriage Certificate.
    • Confidential Marriage Licenses go to the Shasta County Clerk's Office for recording to 1643 Market Street, Redding, CA 96001. The Certified copy of a Confidential Marriage Certificate can be found at the Shasta County Clerk's Office. Complete the Application for Confidential Certificate, one of the parties must appear in person or mail notarized application.
  • If there are any errors or damage to the license, it is the Officiant's responsibility to complete an affidavit for a Duplicate Marriage License and pay $26 fee.
  • For party changing their name, take the Certified Copy FIRST to the Social Security Office  and THEN to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Family Code 350.

Congratulations & Best Wishes.

Fees    

DOCUMENT FEE
Public Marriage License, Declaration of Marriage & Non-Clergy Marriage $72.00
Civil Marriage Ceremony $24.00
Confidential Marriage License* $77.00
Certified copy of Confidential Marriage License $15.00
Duplicate of a Public Marriage License or Confidential Marriage License $26.00
Confidential Marriage License Amendment  $23.00
Certificate of No Record $15.00
Deputy Commissioner for a Day $35.00

* A confidential license is available to couples that declare they are unmarried, not minors and have been living together.  The confidential marriage will not be made a part of the public record. 

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