1. Select a Public or Confidential application based on the descriptions provided.
2. Complete the form ensuring all of your information is accurate.
3. IMPORTANT: You must appear in-person at a Santa Clara County Clerk's office to obtain your license.
A Public Marriage License is a public record; however, it is not published in the newspaper or social media and there are restrictions on who can purchase the certified copy.
A Confidential Marriage License is not a public record and has extreme restrictions on who may obtain a certified copy.