Both public and confidential marriage licenses are effective on the day issued and may be used anywhere in the State of California within 90 days of the issue date.
The marriage may be solemnized by a priest, rabbi, minister or other authorized person of your choice. If you prefer, you may be married at the County Clerk's Office located at the Marin County Civic Center Room 234, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael by making an appointment ahead of time.
The person who performs the ceremony will return the certificate to the Marin County Recorder's Office, located at the Marin County Civic Center Room 232. You may obtain a certified copy from the Marin County Recorder. For more information please call: (415) 473-6092 or email us.
Confidential marriage certificates must be returned to the office of the County Clerk that issued the license within 10 days of the ceremony. Certified copies may be obtained from the County Clerk's Office by appearing in person with picture ID or by submitting a notarized request form.
If you need additional information or have more questions, please contact the County Clerk's Office located at the Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive room 234, San Rafael, CA. You can also contact a member of the County Clerk staff via phone at (415) 473-6152 or via email. Office hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday (closed major holidays).