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Santa Cruz County Assessor - Recorder

Certified Copies of Your Marriage Certificate


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Please Note: fee increase for marriage licenses effective 1/1/2022.

When making a request by mail, complete the sworn statement & have your signature notarized.

Copies of Marriage Licenses
This service is available ONLY if the original license was issued as a regular license in Santa Cruz County. If the original marriage license was issued as confidential, only the persons named in the license may request a copy of the record in person or by mail. See: Confidential Marriage Licenses

SEARCH FEE: We will search for your marriage certificate for the same fee of $17.00. If no record is found, our office will issue a “Certificate of No Record” to you.

Please have available the following information:

  • The full name of both parties named in the license
  • The date of the marriage, or at least the year of the marriage
  • The address where the copy is to be mailed
Click here to visit the Forms page where you can download an Application for Marriage certificate

There are three ways to obtain a copy:

  1. Come into the office between 8am-12pm & 1-4pm
  2. Send your request and information along with a postal or bank money order or cashier's check for $17.00 (personal checks are not accepted by mail). For out of country requests payment must be by International Money Order. Make payment payable to:

    Santa Cruz County Recorder
    Vitals Department
    701 Ocean Street, Room 230
    Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  3. On-line using VitalChek

If you need next day delivery there is an additional Federal Express charge of $17.50.

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For more information, please call us during office hours, at (831) 454-2800, Mon-Fri, 8am-12pm & 1-4pm (closed 12-1pm). Fax 831-454-3169. Click to E-Mail We are located at 701 Ocean St., RM. 230, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060. Se Habla Español.