Marriage Fees

Service Fee Additional Information
Regular (Public) Marriage License $100.00
Confidential Marriage License $111.00
Ceremony Reservation $23.00 Fee is Non-refundable
Ceremony at Santa Barbara Office $104.00 Maximum Guest Capacity: 8
Ceremony at Santa Maria Office $104.00 Maximum Guest Capacity: 8
Ceremony at Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens
Mural Room
$116.00 SITE FEE NOT INCLUDED. Site Rental Receipt from Parks Department required at time of appointment.
Witness Fee $51.00 One witness required for all regular (public) marriage ceremonies. If you choose not to have guests present at the ceremony, we can provide a witness to sign the license.
Deputy Marriage Commissioner for a Day $51.00 Have your friend or family member perform your ceremony!
Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate $17.00 Allow 3 weeks after the license is returned to our office before submitting an Application for Certified Copies.

Payment Methods

We accept the following payment methods:
Check / Money Order: Please make payable to "Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder"
Money Order: Please ensure that all information on the Money Order is completed.
Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover (American Express NOT accepted).  

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