California Marriage Licenses
You may purchase a Regular or Confidential marriage license. A Regular license is a public record and requires only one witness. A Confidential license is not a public record (requires a court order to obtain a copy for someone other than the parties on the license) and does not require a witness. Both licenses are valid anywhere in the state of California and are valid for 90 days.
To obtain a license both parties must be present with valid photo identification and 18 years of age or older. If either party has been divorced in the last 90 days, a certified copy of the final dissolution is required.
Available at any California county courthouse or at the El Dorado County Clerk’s Office
3368 South Lake Tahoe Blvd. #108, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Monday – Friday
9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Closes from 12 to 1 pm for lunch. Wednesday and Friday only, except legal holidays.
This office is by appointment only. Click here to Schedule an Appointment at our South Lake Tahoe Office.
Nevada Marriage Licenses
For a Nevada wedding, the couple must obtain the marriage license directly from the county clerk’s office within the state. Ministers cannot issue a license for a Nevada wedding. The approximate cost is $70, but this will vary by county. Nevada marriage licenses have a one year expiration. Regardless of which county you obtain the license from, the ceremony can be performed anywhere in the State of Nevada. Only one witness is required.
County Administration Building, South Lake Tahoe
Douglas County/Lake Tahoe
175 Hwy. 50, 2nd Floor, Stateline, NV
Monday – Friday
9am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm
10am to 1pm
Marriage Licenses CA & NV
3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150