Post # 1
OK, this seems like it should be really obvious, but it’s driving me nuts since I can’t find the answer on anyone’s website. In California, are we required to get our marriage license in the county where we’re getting married, or can we get it in the county where we live?
We’re getting married in Monterey County but live in Santa Clara County – is it necessary to haul our butts to Salinas on a weekday to get a marriage license or would Santa Clara or San Mateo county be able to issue a marriage license that we could use for our ceremony in Carmel?
Post # 3
@Entangled: It is my undertstanding (as I am doing the same thing, but in SoCal) that you can get the license in ANY county in California and actually get married anywhere in the state. However, you MUST return the license post-wedding to the county where it was issued.
Remember – the license is only good for 90 days.
Here is a link for you: http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/scc/chlevel3?path=%2Fv7%2FSCC%20Public%20Portal%2FLiving%20and%20Working%2FMarriage%2C%20Domestic%20Partnerships%2C%20and%20Divorce%2FGetting%20a%20Marriage%20License
*Edited for formatting
Post # 4
We’re getting married in Sonoma County, but getting our license in San Francisco County. My understanding is that BadgerKyle is correct.
Post # 5
@BadgerKyle: and @tigerloo: Thanks! That definitely makes things a little easier. 😀
Post # 6
Nope. You can get it anywhere!