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How to Get Your Palm Springs Marriage License

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In the run up to your Palm Springs wedding or elopement, it’s easy to get carried away thinking about venues and florals. California makes it relatively simple to get married, but you do need some things in place to have your license ready for your wedding day. Here’s everything you need to know about getting your Palm Springs marriage license.

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Get Your Palm Springs Marriage License

Where to Go

To apply for a Palm Springs marriage license, head to the Riverside County California Clerk Recorders Office. There are multiple locations. The closest to Palm Springs is located about half an hour away in Palm Desert. 

What to Bring

  • Both of you: Both partners should go into the office to apply for the license together, so make sure you set assign time that you’re both available.
  • Application fee: Applying for a marriage license costs $100.
  • I.D.: Bring your valid, government-issued photo identification.

What Else You Should Know

On the County of Riverside’s website, you’ll be asked whether you’re applying for a public marriage license or a confidential one. Public marriage licenses are public record, and requests for copies aren’t restricted to the partners getting married. Confidential licenses, on the other hand, can only be obtained by the people on the license. Witnesses also aren’t required for the ceremony. Unless you’re a movie star, a public marriage license will work just fine. 

Unlike in some states, there’s no waiting period for your Palm Springs marriage license. You’ll get your license immediately. You just have to use it within 90 days of issuance. This is ideal for elopements! 

Now that you know how to get your Palm Springs marriage license, you’re ready to start planning your big day. Do you want inspiration for your Palm Springs elopement? Check out these joyful elopement photos in Las Palmas!