Aimee X. Espinoza
1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301-4639
Office Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Monday - Friday (Excluding Holidays)
Office Number: 661-868-3588
To marry in California, the couple must first obtain a marriage license from the County Clerk’s office. You do not need to be a U.S. citizen or California resident to apply for a marriage license.
If you are 17 years of age or younger, you must call the Kern County Family Court Services at (661) 868-5393 before you can purchase a marriage license.
There are two common types of marriage licenses available in the State of California: a Public License and a Confidential License.
See the chart below for specifics on each type.
NOTE: Marriage Licenses are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. If you do not get married within 90 days, the license will be invalid AND you must re-apply and purchase a new license.
TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE BOTH PARTIES MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
Kern County Administrative Building
1115 Truxtun Avenue, First Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
We accept walk-ins only. Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 3:00pm. When you arrive to the lobby you will begin the application on a computer.
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