Yes – you can go to the County Clerk’s office and get your public marriage license. You need to go in person, which can be tricky if you work full time (their office is open normal working hours) or if you are planning a destination wedding.
Did you know with a public marriage license, that ANYONE can go in and get the information on your marriage license? And many times, your name and address is sold off to companies who then hound you to buy insurance from them, or buy a house, or buy ….whatever else they think that newly-married couples will buy. What if you have an ex who is stalking you? Or you are a celebrity, with paparazzi and adoring fans looking for information about you? What if you work in criminal or civil justice, mental health, law enforcement, teaching, medical field, insurance adjusting, or are a government employee or elected official? Do you really want your private information public? What about identity theft? Any of these can be reasons that people want your private information, and your marriage license makes that public information if you get a public marriage license.
But – you do have an option. I am the only notary public on the west slope of El Dorado County that is certified by the County Clerk-Recorder to offer and issue PRIVATE CONFIDENTIAL marriage licenses. I am also available to issue licenses in El Dorado County in the Lake Tahoe basin. The only way a third-party (not you or your spouse) can get your information is by court order.
I can issue your license (and perform your ceremony if you like, or not) in the evenings and weekends when the County Clerk-Recorder’s office is closed. I can also come to you. So, if you are coming in for a destination wedding….relax! It’s taken care of!
No witnesses are necessary, so if you truly want to elope…just the two of you….no witness required.
This is a concierge marriage license issuance service available to you. Venues, officiants, planners, I’m available to be your partner, too!
Confidential Marriage License Issuance:
$200 for Local (within 20 miles of Shingle Springs, 95682)
$250 for El Dorado County west slope places 21 miles to 50 miles of Shingle Springs, 95682
$275 for Lake Tahoe basin, El Dorado County