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Alameda County, CA,
Alameda County Clerk-Recorder's Office

Ordering Vital Records - Marriage Certificates
NOTE: Marriage certificates are available approximately 2 weeks after the license is filed. Certificates for marriages prior to 1854 are not available.

The following information is needed for ordering copies of marriage certificates:
  1. Party A / Groom's first and last name
  2. Party B / Bride's first and maiden last name
  3. Date of marriage
Was the marriage license purchased in Alameda County?
(The location of the marriage ceremony is not relevant.)
  • Yes

  • No - Alameda County can only issue a copy of a marriage certificate that was purchased and recorded in Alameda County. Please visit the website of the county where the marriage license was purchased and filed. Below is a listing of Bay Area County Vital Records websites:

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