Get a Certified Copy of Your Santa Clara County Marriage Certificate

Marriage Certificates Get a Certified Copy of Your Santa Clara County Marriage Certificate

Get a Copy of a Santa Clara County Marriage Certificate Easily

Do you find yourself in need of your  quickly? If so, you may be disappointed. The process is very involved, and it can take you over a month to get a copy on your own.

With that being said, getting a copy of your Santa Clara County marriage certificate doesn't have to be a headache. You don't have to schedule your own notary appointment, drive to the post office, or drive to San Jose. You can use DoNotPay to request a certified copy quickly and easily. Today, we're looking at how you can do it yourself and how we can help make the process a breeze.

How to Get a Santa Clara County Marriage Certificate Yourself

If you want to get a copy of your , there are three ways you can request it:

  1. By mail
  2. By dropbox
  3. Online via VitalChek

Requesting Your Marriage Certificate by Mail

To request your marriage certificate by mail, you will need to:

  • Download an order form
  • Fill out an order form
  • Get the order form notarized
  • Mail the completed, notarized form, check, or money order for $17, and return envelope (if you want a returned envelope)

Mail can be sent to the following address:

Santa Clara Clerk Recorder's Office

70 West Hedding @ 1st St.

1st Floor, E. Wing

San Jose, CA 95110

This method takes around two to three weeks to process.

Requesting Your Marriage Certificate In Person

In the past, it was possible to visit the clerk recorder's office and request your marriage certificate copy in person. This cost $17 if you were paying by cash or check and $19.50 if you were paying by debit or credit card. Now, you cannot walk in and request a certificate, but you can drop an application in the dropbox. Just make sure that you pay by check or money order, instead of cash.

Requesting Your Marriage Certificate Online

To request your marriage certificate online, you must be prepared to pay $24. In addition to paying the county $17 for the copy of your marriage certificate, you also must pay a non-refundable $7 to VitalChek for the convenience of making an online purchase. Here are the steps you must take to make your request online:

  1. Fill out the online form on VitalChek's website
  2. Pay through VitalChek's online payment system with a valid debit or credit card
  3. Print the form you get from VitalChek and take it somewhere to be notarized
  4. Email or fax the notarized form to the clerk recorder's office

If you opt to email your notarized form, you should send it to Also, keep in mind that this method takes around one week to process.

Santa Clara County Contact Details

Phone Number(408) 299-5688.
Where​ to Apply For a Marriage LicenseClerk-Recorder’s Office

70 W. Hedding, 1st Floor, East Wing

San Jose, CA 95110

Hours of OperationMonday to Friday8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday / Sunday / HolidayClosed

Submit your marriage license application by 4:15 p.m. to be processed.

Use DoNotPay to Request Your Santa Clara County Marriage Certificate Quickly and Easily

You have three options if you want to request your Santa Clara County marriage certificate on your own - visiting the Office of the County Clerk-Recorder in-person, mailing in a request, or using the online VitalChek service. Unfortunately, it isn't very convenient to use any of these methods. With DoNotPay, you can request your marriage certificate in just seven steps that can be completed anywhere you have internet access.

  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.


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