The Easiest Way to Get Fresno County Marriage Certificate Copies

How to Get a Copy of a Marriage Certificate in Fresno County

In Fresno County, you will have to sign your marriage license either during your wedding ceremony celebrations or shortly thereafter. Once you sign the marriage license, you will have to send a copy of your license to your clerk of the circuit court. Once you send your license information to them, they will immediately begin to process it and will be able to send you a copy of your marriage certificate documents as proof that you are officially married.

However, filling out the documents, signing affidavits, and paying your fees to get your marriage certificates can be both time-consuming and downright annoying, not to mention the waiting it entails for the marriage license to go through the mail and the certificate to get back to you.

DoNotPay offers an easier alternative to helping you apply for your marriage certificate online and to get your marriage certificate sent to you in a more timely manner. After all, why make getting the process harder than it has to be?

Marriage Licenses vs Marriage Certificates

When you get married, you will sign what is called a marriage license whether it's at your celebratory ceremony or immediately after. You will have to send that marriage license to your clerk of the circuit court. As soon as they get this license, they will begin to process the information.

Once the information is processed, you will receive a marriage certificate that is yours to prove your status of marriage. Usually, these marriage certificates will come in the mail from the Recorder or Clerk.

How Much Does It Cost to Get Your Marriage Certificate?

If you want to get a copy of your , you will need to make a $17 payment for each copy. Most payments are made by check. If you want to pay by credit card, an additional $2.50 surcharge will be added for each transaction.

How Long Will It Take to Get Your Marriage Certificate?

You can usually expect to wait about two weeks to receive a copy of your marriage certificate to be sent to you.

How Do I Get a Copy of My Marriage Certificate on My Own?

If you are going to obtain a copy of your marriage certificate on your own in Fresno County, then you will have to go through quite a few steps that you will find not only annoying but also sometimes exhausting to obtain that certificate.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Send a Copy of Your Marriage License - Once you sign your marriage license at your ceremony (or after), you will need to send a copy of that license to the circuit court clerk's office. You will have to file your marriage license within 10 days of it being signed to be able to get a copy of your marriage certificate.
  2. Fill Out Your Application - You will be required to complete a full written application to be able to get yourself a copy of your marriage certificate. You will also have to fill out an affidavit and sign it for the judge to release a copy of your marriage certificate to you or your spouse.
  3. Sign the Affidavit - You will have to sign an affidavit as part of your application to ensure that you are getting a marriage certificate.
  4. Pay Your Fee - You will have to pay a fee of $17.00 to get a copy of your marriage certificate. If you pay with a credit card, you will be charged a $2.50 surcharge to use the credit card and process the information.
  5. Wait to Receive Your Copy of Your Marriage Certificate - It may take up to 10  business days (2 weeks) for the county clerk's office to be able to send you the copy of your marriage certificate in the mail.

Following these steps can be both cumbersome and frustrating. Luckily, DoNotPay offers a convenient alternative.

DoNotPay Can Make It Easier for You to Get a Copy of Your Marriage Certificate

DoNotPay can help you when it comes to getting a copy of your marriage certificate more quickly. Our goal here at DoNotPay is to help ensure that you can get a copy of your marriage certificate without all of the frustration and annoyance that comes with doing it on your own.

DoNotPay serves as your single point contact to request a copy of your . All you need to do is:

  1. Go to the Certificates of Marriage product on DoNotPay.


  2. Select whether the certificate belongs to you or a relative/loved one. If it belongs to someone else, enter the details of both people on the certificate, and select/upload evidence that proves your relationship with them. If the certificate is yours, enter the details of your spouse.


  3. Enter the city, state, and county where the marriage certificate was issued as well as the date it was issued.


  4. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.


  5. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.


  6. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.


  7. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.


That's it! Now you just have to wait for the Fresno County Clerk’s office to process and send your marriage certificate copies.

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