Marriage Services

Marriage License 

  • Two parties must apply for a marriage license and have a ceremony within 90 days in the State of California to be legally married.
  • The ceremony must be performed by a recognized wedding officiant and recorded 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.
Marriage License Application

Application Process

  • Marriage License applications are processed in the County Clerk's Office 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.
  • 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.
  • Once the Marriage License has been issued and the couple leave the office, no information can be changed, verify all the information is correct before leaving the office.

Marriage Ceremony

  • A Deputy Commissioner of Civil Marriages is available to perform ceremonies in the conference room of the Clerk's office located at 1643 Market Street in downtown Redding. 
  • The Office will accommodate up to 15 ceremony guests. Keep in mind the office continues to conduct business during ceremonies and it is not a wedding venue. 
  • Ceremonies can be scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 8:30am – 11:00am and 2:30pm – 4:00pm and Friday afternoon 2:30pm - 4:00pm.
  • Call to schedule a ceremony at (530) 225-5730. 

Deputy Commissioner for a Day

 After the Ceremony

  • 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.
  • It is the Officiant’s responsibility to return the completed Marriage License.
  • 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.