Marriage Certificates

To obtain a certified copy of a marriage certificate by coming to the Recorder's Office or by mail you must be an authorized applicant pursuant to Health and Safety Code §103526.

In order to qualify, you must be:

  • The registrant (person listed on the certificate) or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant (legal guardians should provide documentation).
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order (please include a copy of the court order).
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business. (Companies representing a government agency must provide authorization from the government agency.)
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, brother or sister, spouse, or domestic partner of the registrant.
  • An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant’s estate. (If you are requesting a Certified Copy under a power of attorney, please include a copy of the power of attorney with this application form.)

The following information will be needed to locate the record:

  • Date of marriage
  • Name of Party A and Party B
  • Any names used prior to wedding
  • Was license obtained in Shasta County? (If ceremony was performed in a different county than where license was issued, certificate must be purchased in issuing county
  • The address where the copy is to be mailed, if applicable

To Submit your application prior to visiting our office, Click here

Obtain fillable form: Marriage Certificate Application

Want to order with a credit/debit card?

There are two ways to pay by credit/debit card; you can pay in person at our office using a credit/debit card or you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached either through its website,, or VitalChek. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.

Submit your request with your check/money order in the amount of $15.00, payable to the Shasta County Recorder - do not send cash.

Mailing Address:

Shasta County Recorder's Office
1450 Court Street, Suite 208
Redding, CA 96001-1670

The cost for searching a record is not refundable if the record is not found.

Please allow 1-3 working days, after receipt, to process your request.