*To obtain a License, both parties to the must appear together, in person, with proof of age and identification.
A valid state driver's , state identification, or passport is acceptable alone.
*Make sure that your valid identification has your full name on it (first, middle and last). If it does not contain your full name, contact me to
discuss possible options before coming in.
License is only valid for 90 days.
• If either party has been granted a divorce within 90 days, a certified decree must be presented at the time of issuance.
A Registered Domestic Partnership (RDP) need not be dissolved prior to the issuance of a if the parties to the RDP and the parties to the
parties to the marriage license are identical.
If you have obtained a Withdrawal of Domestic Partnership within 90 days of applying for a from someone other than the person you are
applying for a with, a stamped filed copy of the Withdrawal of Domestic Partnership must be presented at the time of issuance
• Both parties must swear in writing that they have already been living together
• The application form can be obtained by email request or calling and requesting it. It should be filled out and either emailed or faxed
ahead of your appointment time, or can brought with you to your appointment. Please make sure it is legible.
The record will be maintained as and ONLY the named parties may obtain copies of the certificate, EXCEPT by order of the Court.
The cost for a License is $90.00 (payable in advance if you would like it ready when you arrive). There will be an additional fee of $15.00
per notarized signature and a $35.00 processing fee.
Couples who choose the should be aware that when certified copies of the certificate are requested, the copies can ONLY be issued to
either of the named parties with proper identification.
* When you pick up your I will have an additional form available for you to receive certified copies of your certificates by mail. This form
needs to be notarized and mailed back to the Monterey County Recorders Office with a check or money order payable to
Monterey County Clerk for $15.00 per certified copy requested. There will be an additional fee of $15.00 per notarized signature for the
certified copy request form.