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Marriage License Disclosure Form Attachment A
When you obtain your marriage license from us you will be required to sign this disclosure form when we Issue you the license.
California has two types of marriage licenses available: Public and Confidential.
· You can get married anywhere in the State of California;
· You need at least one witness during your ceremony; and
· The Marriage Record is recorded and made available to the public.
CONFIDENTIAL: (this is the type of license you are applying for)
· You must state you are living together as a couple;
· You have to get married in California;
· No witnesses are required
· The Marriage record is recorded but is confidential and is only available to the two married parties.
By Signing the form you are stating that:
You the undersigned declare that you are unmarried, not minors, and have been living together as a couple and affirm that the information provided for the marriage license is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and belief, that no legal objection to the marriage or the issuance of a license is known to us and hereby apply for a license and Certificate of Confidential Marriage. We further attest that we have read the requirements for a confidential marriage license and that we are eligible to apply for a Confidential Marriage License.
You have chosen to purchase the Confidential Marriage License from this Notary Public today. By our signatures below we agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the marriage license application and hold the Notary harmless for any and all mistakes made on the document.
You understand that by purchasing this type of license, you will be the only ones able to purchase certified copies of your marriage license. You may purchase certified copies:
1.. By Mail: Submitting the “Application for Marriage Record” and the “Notarized Statement of Identity” along with the license when the license returned to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk or
2. In Person: You may purchase copies in person at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Office 6 weeks after your ceremony.
Each certified copy is $15.00 and checks can be made payable to RRCC (Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk).
The Name Equality Act of 2007 allows you to choose and list on the marriage license the name that each party will go by after marriage. Parties are not required to have the same name, nor are they required to change their name. If one or both of the parties want to have their new name(s) shown on the marriage license, the new name must be entered on the marriage license application It is unlawful for our employees to answer questions of a legal nature. We cannot advise you how to complete the marriage license application as it relates to your entry of a new name. For your protection, if you have anyquestions regarding whether you should or should not list your new name on the marriage license application, and/or how the Name Equality Act of 2007 may affect you, please consult an attorney.
INFORMATION REGARDING THE NAME EQUALITY ACT OF 2007
(How to Change your Name)
One or both parties to a marriage may elect to change the MIDDLE or LAST NAMES by which that party wishes to be known after solemnization of the marriage. You do not have to change your name if you don't want to> If you do the information below will give you the options that the county clerk allows.
Each party applying for a marriage license may choose to include on their marriage license the new name in the spaces provided on the marriage license application without intent to defraud.
Changing one’s name through the marriage license process can only be done at the time the marriage license is issued by the County Clerk or authorized Notary Public, as applicable. You may not ammend it afterwards so make sure you choose wisely.
Note you may NOT change your FIRST NAME with this process only your MIDDLE AND LAST NAMES
Each party to the marriage may adopt any of the following LAST NAMES:
The current last name of the other spouse.
The last name of either spouse given at birth.
A name combining into a single last name all or a segment of the current last name or the last name of either spouse given at birth.
A hyphenated combination of last names.
Each party to the marriage may adopt any of the following MIDDLE NAMES:
The current last name of either spouse.
The last name of either spouse given at birth.
A hyphenated combination of the current middle name and the current last name of the person or spouse.
A hyphenated combination of the current middle name and the birth last name of the person or spouse.
NOTE: You may NOT change your FIRST NAME using this process.
The marriage certificate is used by multiple local, state, federal and private agencies, each of which have different rules and/or regulations regarding what documents are acceptable to change your name on their records following marriage. It is recommended that you contact these agencies to verify their requirements prior to applying for your marriage license.
It is unlawful for our employees to answer questions of a legal nature. our staff cannot advise you how to complete the marriage license application as it relates to your entry of a new name or retention of your former name on the marriage license application. For your protection, if you have any questions regarding whether you should or should not list your new name on the marriage license application, and/or how the Name Equality Act of 2007 may affect you, please consult an attorney prior to applying for your marriage license.