|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:
Was the marriage license purchased in Alameda County?
- Party A / Groom's first and last name
- Party B / Bride's first and maiden last name
- Date of marriage
(The location of the marriage ceremony is not relevant.)
- 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: