City Hall Ceremonies FAQs

Marriage ceremonies are performed by appointment on Wednesday afternoons. You can schedule your civil ceremony provided you have obtained your marriage license.  If you have already obtained your marriage license, please click on City Hall Ceremonies to schedule a time.

The City of Santa Clarita offers confidential marriage licenses at the cost of $85 plus a $30 notary fee. You can apply online at City Hall Ceremonies

Ensure your ceremony date is within the expiration date of the license when applying online.

To purchase a confidential marriage license you must be at least 18 years old and be living together as a couple.  No witness is required at the ceremony with a confidential marriage license. The marriage record is confidential and only available to the couple.  The confidential license is filed and maintained by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office.

You can also apply for a public or confidential marriage license through Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk’s Office in person or online

Both parties need to be present to provide government-issue picture identification. Photo and age verification is mandatory.  Please visit the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk site for eligibility requirements.

There is no residency or citizenship status requirement, but your marriage license must be one that has been issued within the State of California.

Confidential marriage licenses do not require a witness at the ceremony, and no witness signs the marriage license. 

Couples getting married with a public marriage license require a witness. The couple may provide a witness at the time of the ceremony or the City can provide one for a $20 fee.  A witness can be anyone over the age of 18 and possess a valid photo I.D.

Please refer to the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for more information.

Pets are not allowed in City Hall, but registered service dogs are welcome.

Please come to your appointment at City Hall dressed and ready for the ceremony.  There are no dressing rooms available, only a public restroom.

City Clerk’s Office
23920 Valencia Boulevard, Suite 120
Santa Clarita, CA 92355

661-259-CITY [2489]