Civil Wedding Ceremonies

Civil non-sectarian wedding ceremonies are $28. Ceremonies can be performed at any of our three office locations by a Deputy Commissioner of Marriage. A marriage license must be purchased prior to the ceremony. Both individuals must be able to read, speak and understand English. If not, the couple must bring a third party translator to have a ceremony performed. The department does not provide translation services.

For your convenience, appointments are accepted but are not required.


The elevator inside the Old County Courthouse is undergoing maintenance and WILL NOT BE OPERABLE from May 29 to July 14, 2017.  Therefore, to access Marriage and Passport Services on the 2nd floor of the Old County Courthouse during this time period, you can;

  • Enter the 1st floor of the building from the parking lot entrance and use the stairs to the left of the elevator;
  • Enter the building from the front door entrance that lead to the 2nd floor using the stairs facing Santa Ana Blvd.; or
  • Enter the building from the side entrance that lead to the 2nd floor using the stairs facing Broadway.

If you had planned to obtain a marriage license, have or attend a marriage ceremony or obtain passport services at the Old County Courthouse during this time period and are unable to use the stairs, you may visit our South County Branch Office in Laguna Hills to obtain these services.

You may also visit our North County Branch Office in Downtown Fullerton to obtain a marriage license or have a marriage ceremony performed. Please note that our Fullerton location does not offer passport services.

You may also obtain a marriage license and passport services at our satellite unit located inside the County Community Service Center in Westminster. Please note that no marriage ceremonies are performed at this location.

Should you have any questions please call us at (714) 834-2500 for more information about the services offered at each of our locations.