What to do
You will need an authorized person to officiate your ceremony. You can request a deputy marriage commissioner from the County Clerk or ask someone you know to become a commissioner for a day.
Request a Commissioner from the County Clerk
If you purchased a marriage license through the San Francisco Office of the County Clerk, you can get married by a deputy marriage commissioner at any location within San Francisco.
Request a Commissioner to perform a wedding somewhere in San Francisco besides City Hall.
Ask someone you know to become a Commissioner for a day
You also have the option to have someone you know perform your marriage ceremony.
Any person 18 or over may perform a civil marriage for a specific couple if they are authorized as a deputy marriage commissioner.
Learn how someone can become a deputy marriage commissioner for a day.
Office of the County ClerkCity Hall, Room 160
1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Mon to Fri,
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed on public holidays
Last updated April 28, 2023