Get a copy of a confidential marriage certificate

If you had a confidential marriage in San Francisco, get a copy of your marriage certificate from the County Clerk.

What to do

The County Clerk's office handles certified copies of San Francisco confidential marriage certificates. If you had a public marriage, get a copy of your marriage certificate from the Office of the Assessor-Recorder.

1. Wait 10 days after the license is recorded

You may get a certified copy of your confidential marriage certificate 10 days after your license is recorded. It will not be available before then.

 

2. Prepare your payment

You must pay a non-refundable $17 record search fee. If the record is found, a certified copy of the record will be issued.

Additional certified copies are $17 each.

If a confidential marriage record is not found, a Certificate of No Record will be issued. 

 

3. Request a copy of your confidential marriage certificate

Request a copy of your confidential marriage certificate online through VitalChek.

You will be charged an additional fee for using this service. All major credit cards are accepted.

Processing time for orders is approximately 5 business days from receipt of completed application and payment. 

We are not responsible for non-delivery or non-receipt of fulfilled orders by your chosen return delivery method.

 

In-Person

In-Person

Fill out the confidential marriage certificate application form.

Bring your completed application form and a valid photo ID to the County Clerk's office. 

Processing time for orders in person is approximately 20 minutes.

Get help

Office of the County Clerk

City Hall, Room 160
1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Mon to Fri, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Processing Hours

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Last updated November 2, 2022