There are a total of 4,680,201 marriage records held in the California Marriage Records Index. These marriage records, which were compiled from the California Department of Health, start in the year 1960 and go through 1985. For more information about the California Department of Health, visit them online at California Department of Health .
Each record in the California Marriage Records Index provides full names of both the bride and groom, along with each person's date of birth and age when the marriage took place, as well as the date of the marriage and the location.
All requests for hard copies of marriage records are handled by the California Department of Health. To get further details on requesting California marriage records, use the following contact information.
California Department of Health
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
The California Department of Public Health Vital Records office, through the California Department of Health, maintains birth, death, fetal death, stillbirth, marriage and divorce records and provides two types of certified copies to the public (authorized and informational). The fee for a certified copy of a marriage certificate is $14.
In order to obtain an authorized copy of a marriage certificate, individuals must provide the office of Vital Records with a notarized, sworn statement; the statement is available on the California Department of Health website.
If an individual is unable to receive an authorized copy of a marriage record through the California Department of Health, he or she can obtain an informational copy. However, both authorized and informational copies are both considered to be "certified" copies.
To order a copy of a marriage record through the California Department of Health, individuals should: (1) first determine whether they need an authorized or informational copy of the marriage record; (2) download the pamphlet for obtaining certified marriage records; (3) download and complete the application form; (4) determine the fee for the marriage record; and (5) mail the request to the California Department of Health.
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