County Clerk - Marriage Services

The Office of the County Clerk is currently closed to the public in compliance with the City and State Shelter in Place Public Health Orders. Limited services are available by mail or online. Submit questions, concerns or requests through the form below.

We are currently experiencing a high volume of requests and may not be able to get back to you in a timely manner. We are providing the following information to help you make the best plan for your circumstances.


Marriage Services include Public and Confidential Marriage Licenses, Civil Ceremonies, and Deputy Marriage Commissioner for a Day.

Dissolution of Marriage information can be found at the Superior Court. Copies of Public Marriage Certificate can be requested with the Assessor-Recorder; Copies of Confidential Marriage Certificate can be requested with the County Clerk.


In order to promote social-distancing safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom has authorized California County Clerks through Executive Order N-58-20 (as amended by N-71-20) to provisionally issue marriage licenses and conduct ceremonies by videoconference. The San Francisco County Clerk is offering pre-paid online reservations for these services.

In order to complete this process couples will need reliable, high-speed internet access, a mobile device with MS Teams software or a computer with an up-to-date browser, and audio-visual capabilities (i.e. microphone, speakers, and webcam). Couples must be physically together and located in the State of California during the appointment.

For further information on requirements for video conference marriage licenses and ceremonies offered by the San Francisco County Clerk please go to Video Marriage Services.

If you are not able to pay by credit card, or if you do not have the required technology for video marriage services, please contact us using the form below or call 3-1-1 (outside of San Francisco, call 415-701-2311

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