To obtain a marriage license you must meet the following requirements:

  1. The bride and groom MUST be 18 years of age or older.
    If one or both parties are under 18, then a court order for the minor must be obtained before a license can be issued. This applies to emancipated minors as well. The minor must bring at least one parent to the Clerk’s Office to sign a consent form after receiving the court order.
  2. The bride and groom MUST come into the office TOGETHER to obtain the marriage license.
  3. The bride and groom MUST have a valid, current picture I.D. The I.D. must be government issued. Some examples include: State issued Drivers License or I.D. card; Military I.D.; Green Card; Naturalization Certificate; Passport. If the applicant is age 18 to 21, a current school I.D. along with a certified copy of a birth certificate is acceptable. If a person DOES NOT have acceptable I.D., then all of the following is required:
    • A CERTIFIED copy of birth certificate.
    • At least 2 documents with their name on it that only they would have, such as: Utility bills; pay stub; medical card; insurance policy; school records.
    • A third party who has known the applicant for at least two years, who does have valid I.D. and is willing to sign an affidavit of identity under the penalty of perjury.
  4. If either party has been divorced, a copy of the FINAL Decree IS REQUIRED. We will take a copy of the register of actions showing the written final decree of divorce has been entered. The divorce paperwork does not need to be certified. A copy of a Minute Order IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
  5. The fee for a public marriage license is $68.00
    • Local Location to Obtain a PUBLIC Marriage License:
      City of Indio, County Clerk’s Office:
      Address: 82-675 Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201
      Phone: (760) 863-8732