General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Recorder Clerk

Marriage Licenses  Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies are still available to El Dorado County residents by appointment only.  For a ceremony, only the parties to the marriage and up to 2 witnesses are allowed.  We are asking you to complete the marriage application available under Forms prior to your appointment.  If you arrive at your appointment without the necessary information, your appointment may be rescheduled.
Marriage Licenses are issued between the hours of 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m by appointment only.  

You may purchase a Regular or Confidential marriage license.  A Regular license is a public record and requires only one witness.  A Confidential license is not a public record (requires a court order to obtain a copy for someone other than the parties on the license) and does not require a witness.  Both licenses are valid anywhere in the state of California and are valid for 90 days.

To obtain a license both parties must be present with valid photo identification and 18 years of age or older.  If either party has been divorced in the last 90 days, a certified copy of the final dissolution is required.  

Please see Fee Schedule for license and ceremony fees.

Call our office to schedule your appointment at: (530) 621-5490 (Placerville) or (530) 573-3409 (South Lake Tahoe).    Location and Hours