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OC Wedding FAQs

While weddings are one of the most exciting events in a person's life (especially in the beautiful OC), planning it is very extensive. Before thinking about party favors, DJ's, flowers in season and place cards, you have to get down to the basics! Here is some practical information before the big "I do".

  • How do I get a marriage license?

  • Where are the courthouses?

  • Where can I find an officiant?

How do I get a marriage license?

You can apply online for a marriage license or you can show up in person with or without an appointment to any of the below courthouses. You have 90 days from the date your online application is submitted for both parties to appear together in person to complete and obtain an official marriage license. Check here for the requirements before you go in.

Where are the courthouses?

Old Orange County Courthouse

211 West Santa Ana Blvd.

Santa Ana, CA 92701

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

South County Branch Office

Laguna Hills Civic Center

24031 El Toro Road, Suite 150

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

North County Branch Office

Downtown Fullerton

201 N. Harbor Blvd.

Fullerton, CA 92832

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where can I find an officiant?

Web sites like Wedding Wire have great resources for finding an officiant for your Orange County wedding. Click here to find one.