Obtaining a Marriage License

Marriage Licenses may be obtained at:

Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder Office

Fee: $76
Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm
1021 I Street
Modesto, Ca. 95354
Office: (209) 525-5250
Fax: (209) 525-5804


  • Both Parties must appear in person to apply for the license.
  • Both Parties must be 18 years of age or older to apply for a license without parental consent.
  • You will be required to prove your identity and age.
  • In the case of a previous marriage that ended in either divorce or death, be prepared with the divorce papers or death certificate -- no matter how long ago the divorce or death occurred.
  • The license is valid for 90 days in the State of California.
  • Marriage License Application - Download PDF in: English | Spanish
  • Application for Confidential Marriage License [PDF]

Use the following link for help with a name and/or address change: Name/Address Changes