(CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif.) If you're looking to get married but can't pick a date, or if you just want something small before a big party, or if you just want an understated ceremony, look no further than the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder.
The county's Clerk-Recorder is taking reservations for Twosday, a special date this February that doesn't come around that often. Tuesday, February 22, 2022, or 2.22.22 can be the day you celebrate your partnership with a little help from the county.
To apply for a marriage license with the office of the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder, click here. Both parties must be present to complete the process and receive the license. If you wish to print out your license, fill out the printable marriage certificate rather than the online form. You must have both pages of the application printed to successfully complete the licensing.
Applicants can either get a public or a confidential marriage certificate. A public license means the ceremony can take place anywhere in California, at least one witness must be present and be at least 18 years of age. This marriage record is made available to the public upon request.
A confidential marriage certificate means the partners must be living together, no witnesses are allowed to be present and applicants must be unmarried and at least 18 years old. This marriage record is only made available to the parties named on the license.
To order a marriage license for an existing marriage, click here.