Marriage Licenses 

Marriage License Information

Marriage licenses are issued by the County Clerk in Mariposa County, at 10th and Bullion Streets, in the Hall of Records. Appointments are required, so please call ahead at (209) 966-2007.

public marriage license (PDF) may be obtained for $60 cash.
A confidential marriage license (PDF) for $65 cash.

Both types of licenses require that the applicants both appear together in person at the Mariposa County Clerk’s office.



Each person needs to bring a form of picture I.D. that also indicates your date of birth (usually a driver’s license or passport) at the time you come in for your license. If either person has been previously married or in a terminated SRDP, and the dissolution was finalized within the past 90 days, you must bring a copy of the final dissolution for verification.

The marriage license is valid for 90 days from date of issue. Within 10 days after the ceremony takes place the completed license must be recorded by returning it to the Mariposa County Recorder’s office (if a public license), or to the Mariposa County Clerk’s office (if a confidential license). A certified copy of the Marriage Certificate is the official legal document for providing proof of the union to change your name or apply for benefits.

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