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Marriage License and Civil/Commitment Ceremony - Online Reservations


With this system you can:

  • Create a User Login and Password.
  • Locate available dates and times.
  • Make and pay for a reservation and receive an appointment confirmation by email and/or print a paper copy.
  • Cancel an existing appointment (No refunds or credits for cancellation.)
  • Make a new appointment and pay corresponding fee again.

- After submitting payment for a reservation, no reservation changes may be made (i.e., rescheduling).

- You cannot reschedule an existing appointment.

- Your confirmed appointment is only for the specified service purchased.  (i.e., marriage license appointment is valid only for a marriage license; does not include ceremony).

- Appointments may be made within 90 days in advance.


Please Note: If you are unable to make an online reservation or need assistance with making an reservation, you may make your reservation in person at our office Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Payment in cash, money order, or debit will be required.

Once you arrive at our office for your Marriage License Reservation, each applicant must present: 

  • Valid, authentic, legal photo identification.
  • If either/both parties were previously married or a State Registered Domestic Partner (SRDP), a certified copy (see notes below) of divorce, annulment, termination, or death record must be presented at the time of your marriage license reservation if it ended within the past 90 days of your marriage license reservation date.

 Note: The “certified” copy must have an original court seal and a signature (or signature stamp) of the court clerk. It is the original seal and court clerk signature (certification) that make this a “certified” copy.  The “CONFORMED / FILED / ENDORSED” stamp in the top right corner of the copy of the court order (usually issued by your attorney) is NOT the court clerk’s certification and will NOT be accepted.

Note: Documents in a foreign language must be translated into English by a Court certified translator or American Translators Association (ATA) certified translator.

Once you arrive (10 minutes early) for your Ceremony Reservation, each party must present:

  • Valid, authentic, legal photo identification.
  • Valid marriage license.
  • One witness (no more than two) if presenting a public marriage license.
  • No witness is required if presenting a confidential marriage license.

On June 28, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit dissolved the stay of the order enjoining enforcement of Proposition 8. The San Francisco County Clerk’s Office may now issue marriage licenses and perform ceremonies to any couple.


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Last updated: 8/19/2015 11:21:37 AM