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 $15.00 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).
If sending the request by mail, please complete the Credit Card Authorization Form.
We also accept cash in person. Please Do Not send cash through the mail.

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