Ceremonies in Santa Maria

The County Clerk-Recorder's Office at the Betteravia Government Center is located within the Joseph Centeno Administration Building. Our office shares space with the County Assessor's Office, Treasurer-Tax Collector, and the Board of Supervisors' North County offices.

We perform civil marriage ceremonies in Santa Maria on the following days, excluding holidays. An appointment is required:

English Ceremonies
Mondays through Thursday
Spanish Ceremonies
Monday and Wednesday only

  • Board of Supervisor's Hearing Room Lobby
  • Outdoor Courtyard
  • Please note: ceremony locations are subject to availability. Your ceremony location will be determined the day of your event.

    House Rules for Ceremonies

    • Please arrive promptly at your scheduled time. Late arrivals may result in cancellation.
    • Our offices allow for a maximum of 10 people including the couple and children.
    • Children must be monitored at all times and should not disrupt other clients and staff.
    • Please remember no food or drink is allowed.
    • Please do not throw petals, rice, confetti or birdseed.
    • Photography is welcomed, but please be considerate of other ceremonies taking place.
    • Large parties may be asked to wait outside while the couple completes their paperwork.