Get a Certified Copy of Your Ventura County Marriage Certificate

Marriage Certificates Get a Certified Copy of Your Ventura County Marriage Certificate

How to Request a Copy of Your Ventura County Marriage Certificate

After you're married, there will be a variety of situations in which you need to prove your marriage. It's important to keep a copy of your  on hand to ensure you can apply for a passport, open a bank account, apply for a loan with your spouse, share health benefits with your spouse, and so much more. You receive a copy of your marriage certificate after the wedding, but it's easy to misplace a single sheet of paper. If you're not sure where it is, you should get a new copy now.

You'll need to request your marriage documents from the county. This will take some time to make sure you're following the government's application process, and you may need to visit the clerk's office or print an application, obtain a money order, and go to the post office. In a busy place like Ventura County, California, you may be looking at long holds on the phone or long waits in line. It's stressful and time-consuming. Fortunately, there's an easier way.

DoNotPay makes it easy for you to apply for a marriage certificate online. Simply answer a few questions online from the comfort of your home, and we'll handle the rest.

What Information Do I Need to Provide When Requesting a Ventura County Marriage Certificate?

You'll need to provide certain information to get a copy of your :

  • Name as it appears on the Certificate
  • Date of your marriage
  • Number of copies desired
  • Application for Certified Copy, which includes the Sworn Statement/Certificate of Acknowledgement
  • Daytime phone number
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope if making your request by mail
  • Check or money order if making your request by mail (in person, you can pay by cash, check, or credit card)

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Copy of a Marriage Certificate in Ventura County, California?

In Ventura County, certified copies of your marriage certificate cost $17.00 each.

How to Request a Ventura County Marriage Certificate on Your Own

Make sure you're filling out the proper forms and making the right request. A Ventura County marriage license is what you get before you get married. It's your legal permission to wed. A marriage certificate is what you get after you're married. It provides proof that you are legally married. Ventura County offers three ways to get a copy of your marriage certificate:

  1. In-Person - Schedule an appointment. Complete the application online ahead of time, or arrive early to your appointment so you can do it then plan to pay by cash, check, or debit or credit card (there is an additional processing fee associated with card payments. Go to the County Clerk's office at your scheduled appointment time.
  2. By Mail - Print and fill out the Application for Certified Copy of a Marriage Record. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope and check or money order made out to Ventura County Clerk and Recorder. Then mail it to their mailing address.
  3. Online - Ventura County does not manage online marriage certificate orders themselves. Instead, you have to go through the county's authorized vendor, VitalChek. There is an additional fee for this service, plus you will have to pay shipping and handling fees at the cost of $12.95 for regular mail or $19.00 for UPS.
Physical AddressGovernment Center

Hall of Administration, Main Plaza

800 S. Victoria Ave

Ventura, CA 93009

Mailing AddressMark A. Lunn

County Clerk and Recorder

800 S. Victoria Ave

Location #1260

Ventura, CA 93009

DoNotPay provides an easier (and less expensive) way of applying for your marriage certificate online. Save a trip to the post office or the clerk's office by using our service from the comfort of your home. 

Use DoNotPay to Get a Copy of Your Ventura County Marriage Certificate

Making your request by mail takes time to print out your application, obtain a stamp and appropriate envelope, and wait for your request to be received and responded to. You're also at risk of delays and mistakes made by the postal service. Going to the office means taking time out of your day for the appointment, and if you no longer live in Ventura County, it's probably not even an option. Meanwhile, their online option is far costlier than the first two options.

By using DoNotPay, you can save time and hassle while ensuring the process is completed according to the government's requirements. We make it easy to process your request online with the county—simply answer a few questions about your marriage and why you need the certificate, and we'll take care of the rest.

If you want to get a Marriage Certificate Copy in Ventura County, California, but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 7 easy steps:

  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. 

It's fast, easy, and cost-efficient, and it's one of many things DoNotPay can do for you. 

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

Whether you need help filling out a marriage certificate, canceling a subscription, getting a refund, or filing a complaint, DoNotPay is here to help you navigate the most confusing legal and financial situations. These are just a few of the challenges we can guide you through:

These are common situations, but they're not always easy to figure out. Join DoNotPay today to get a certified copy of your marriage certificate!

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