Personal records

Official documents for identification and research.


Get a copy of a confidential marriage certificate

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

Get a marriage license

Before you get married in California, you must have a California marriage license issued within 90 days of the date of your ceremony.

Get a San Francisco birth certificate

You can get a copy of a birth certificate for someone born in San Francisco after 1906.

Get a San Francisco death certificate

You can apply for a copy of a death certificate for someone who died in San Francisco after 1906.

Get an SF City ID Card

You can apply for a photo ID to prove who you are and that you live in San Francisco. The card can help you get access to City services.

Register as Domestic Partners

You can register at City Hall for a San Francisco Domestic Partnership, with the option of a commitment ceremony.