What to do
1. Plan your ceremony
You are responsible for making your own wedding arrangements, including reserving a venue and getting permits.
Once you have your wedding planned, you may request a Commissioner to perform the ceremony as long as the wedding will take place in San Francisco.
You must submit your request no more than 60 days prior to the ceremony date, but no less than 7 days prior.
2. Complete and submit an offsite ceremony request form
To make arrangements, complete and submit an offsite ceremony request form.
You must also submit a $157 non-refundable fee to the SF County Clerk. Arrangements will not be made without receipt of payment.
Upon receiving the request form and payment, you will be provided with your assigned deputy marriage commissioner's name, phone number, and email address (if available).
3. Coordinate with your commissioner
It is up to you to schedule time with your commissioner. Let them know when and where your ceremony will be held.
Rescheduling or rehearsal time is at the discretion of the deputy marriage commissioner.
4. Pay your commissioner
On the day of the ceremony, you must pay a $150 fee to your deputy marriage commissioner.
Deputy marriage commissioners are volunteers and not City and County of San Francisco employees.
Last updated November 2, 2022