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Marriage License Requirements California

5. Marriage License Application
The marriage license application for Los Angeles County requires the following information:

  1.         Both applicants must appear together during business hours at the Office of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in Norwalk or at a district office.  *This can take from 3 to 7 hours of your time.
  2.         or locate a specialized notary to issue a marriage license. The license can be filled out online and the notary can then notarize and verify the information usually within 15 minutes.  It can be arranged for the notary to come to you before your wedding ceremony.  For a special notary to issue your license it is usually arranged on your schedule.

*The processing time at the county clerk's office to complete the license is at least 2 hours (same day processing cannot be guaranteed so you may have to return another day to pick up your license) - -the wait in line is dependant on the day and can range from 1 to 3 hours-  -so it can be a 2-5 hour wait, this does not count the traffic and parking problems.  We recommend that you be at the county clerk's office by noon and take the rest of the day off of your work schedule. 

*A notary authorized by the Los Angeles County Clerk's Office can issue your license instead.

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Getting Married in Los Angeles County, California