Marriage Services

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect both our staff and customers, the office currently requires customers schedule an appointment before visiting the office by calling (530) 225-5730 or by email countyclerk@co.shasta.ca.us.

Scheduling appointments allows the office to limit the amount of customers and staff in the office at one time and maintain superior sanitization. Customers are encouraged to complete applications online ahead of appointments as well as wear masks and maintain social distancing while in the office.

The office doors will remain closed to walk-in services and customers are encouraged to continue to utilize the services we offer online and by mail.

Marriage License

  • Two parties must apply in person for a marriage license and have a ceremony within 90 days in the State of California to be legally married.
  • A civil ceremony must be performed by a recognized wedding officiant, completes marriage license for recording at the appropriate county office.
  • 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.

License Application Process

  • Complete and submit the Marriage License Application electronically.
  • Both parties must appear in person and present their current ID containing their picture, birth date, and signature.
  • If either party had been previously married, the date that marriage ended is required.
  • If either party intends on changing their name, the new name is printed on the license.
  • Marriage License applications are processed in the County Clerk's Office at 1643 Market Street, in Redding. 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.
  • Verify all the information is correct before leaving the office, once the License has been issued and the couple leave the office, no information can be changed.

Marriage License Alternative

State Registered Domestic Partnership

Marriage Ceremony

In office ceremonies are not being offered at this time. 

  • A friend or family member may set up an appointment to become a Deputy Commissioner for a Day to perform a ceremony.

After the Ceremony

  • It is the Officiant’s responsibility to return the completed Marriage License.
  • If there are any errors or damage to the license, the Officiant must complete an affidavit for a Duplicate Marriage License and pay the fee.
  • Public Marriage Licenses are recorded at the Shasta County Recorder's Office at 1450 Court Street, Suite 208, Redding, CA 96001.
  • 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.
  • Application for Confidential Certificate
  • 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.

  • $84.00 - Public Marriage License, Declaration, Non-Clergy
  • $61.00 - Civil Ceremony
  • $50.00 - Deputy Commissioner for the Day
  • $46.00 - Duplicate of Marriage License
  • $89.00 - Confidential Marriage License *
  • $15.00 - Certified Copy of Confidential Marriage License
  • $15.00 - Certificate of No Record
  • $23.00 - Confidential Marriage License Amendment
* 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.