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Marriage Records Mail Request

Request a Copy of a Confidential Marriage Record by Mail

Please note that confidential marriage records may only be obtained by the parties to the marriage or by court order. If you are not a party to the marriage, you CANNOT obtain any copy of a confidential marriage record.

To request a copy of a confidential marriage record by mail:

  • Send request and fee to:
  • Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

    Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section

    PO Box 489

    Norwalk, CA 90651-0489

Request a Copy of a Public Marriage Record by Mail

To request a copy of a public marriage record by mail:

  • Complete an Application to Request a Public Marriage Record and Certificate of Identity.
  • Make sure that you sign the application and the Certificate of Identity. The Certificate of Identity must be notarized. Failure to do so will delay the processing of your request.
  • If you do not live in California, please have the notary strike out "California" on the Certificate of Identity and put the state in which the form is notarized. It will be accepted with the change.

    Those who are not authorized or do not wish to submit the notarized Certificate of Identity may receive an Informational Certified Copy. Informational Certified Copies have the word "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy.

  • Send request and fee to:
  • Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

    Birth, Death and Marriage Records Section

    PO Box 489

    Norwalk, CA 90651-0489

What Records Are Available?

Records are available for marriages where the license was issued in Los Angeles County since 1852. (If license was issued outside of Los Angeles County or California click here).

When Will I Receive My Copy?

Most mail requests are processed within 20 working days from the date the request is received by this office. The processing time does not include the delivery time to and from the office, weekends or holidays.

Fees and Payments

Certified Copy of a Confidential Marriage Record $15
Certified Copy of a Public Marriage Record $15

The fee is nonrefundable; a "No Record Statement" will be issued if the record is not found.

Payment Options

Payment for mail requests can be made by:

  • Check

      Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

      Out-of-state checks are accepted.

  • Money order

    Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Do not send cash.

No requests are accepted via telephone.

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