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Obtain a Certified Copy in Person
You can purchase a certified copy of a marriage certificate by coming to our office located below. Application can be downloaded and completed prior to coming into the office.
  Hall of Records, County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Monday through Friday)
Betteravia Govt. Center
511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 115
Santa Maria, CA 93455

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Monday through Friday)
Clerk-Recorder's Office
401 E. Cypress Street, Room 102
Lompoc, CA 93436

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Monday through Friday)
 
• For all marriage certificate orders sent by mail or fax, you must use our application and fee schedule for a certified copy of marriage record.
 
Certified Copies Requested by Mail
Mail the completed application to P.O. Box 159, Santa Barbara, CA 93102-0159. Make the check or money order payable to Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder.
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The sworn statement on the application, signed under penalty of perjury by the requestor, and the certificate of acknowlegement, also on the application, notarized before Notary Public MUST be completed. Please remember that marriage copies are ready to mail out 2-3 weeks AFTER the minister has returned the license to our office.
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The certificate will be returned in 5-10 working days inside the U. S. It will be returned in 5-14 working days if outside the U. S. If you prefer U.S.P.S. Express delivery return to you, please include appropriate fees as indicated on fee schedule; the certificate will be returned in 1-3 working days. We will automatically require you to sign for your Express delivery envelope. Additional fees may apply if you are not there to sign for your envelope.
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You do not need to include a stamped self addressed envelope as the 1st class mail handling fee or expedited mail handling fee eliminates the need for it.
 
Certified Copies Requested by Fax (credit card required)
Fax the completed application to the Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder at (805) 568-2266.
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The sworn statement on the application, signed under penalty of perjury by the requestor, and the certificate of acknowledgement, also on the application, notarized before a Notary Public.
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Fax the credit card authorization form with your application.
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The certificate will be returned in 1-3 working days via U.S.P.S. Express delivery mail.
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Marriage copies are ready to mail out 2-3 weeks AFTER the minister has returned the license to our office.
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We will automatically require you to sign for your Express delivery envelope. Additional fees may apply if you are not there to sign for your envelope.
To obtain a certified copy of your marriage certificate, select English or Español with fee schedule.
 
 
 
 
   
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