Personal appearance at the County Clerk’s Office is required to complete the marriage license.

The application is only the first step in issuing a marriage license. Using this Online Marriage License Application reduces your processing time at our counter when you appear in person.

Please complete all fields to the best of your ability. Information for fields marked with asterisks must be provided. When you have completed the on-line portion please come into the County Clerk’s Office with valid, government-issued, photo ID to complete the marriage license process. Our hours for processing marriage licenses are 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. To make an appointment for a civil ceremony in the office of the County Clerk Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, please call 707-253-4247.

  • With this application, you are applying for a public marriage license issued pursuant to Family Code Section 359.
  • When you sign your license, you are stating under penalty of perjury that you are unmarried, that the information you have provided is true and correct and that there is no legal objection to the marriage.
  • Once the license is issued, you may be married anywhere in California in the presence of at least one witness, and your marriage must be solemnized by a person authorized to perform marriages in California as provided for in Family Code Sections 400-401.
  • Marriage licenses are only valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. Licenses not used within this timeframe are void.
  • No refunds are given for marriage licenses purchased in error or that expire after 90 days.
  • The fee for a public marriage license is $83.00 payable to Napa County Clerk-Recorder by cash, credit card or debit card (additional $2.50 vendor fee), or check (drawn on a California bank). The fee is paid when you appear for issuance of the license.