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Marriages & Domestic Partnerships

Civil Marriage Ceremonies

Elected City Clerks are authorized to perform civil marriage ceremonies throughout the State of California. In Laguna Beach, you must make an appointment in advance to be married by the City Clerk. 

Civil ceremonies take place outside in front of City Hall during City Hall hours - Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, every other Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.  City Hall is closed 12 pm to 1 pm every day, every other Friday, holidays and weekends.

In order to be married at Laguna Beach's City Hall, you will need to obtain a marriage license through the County and bring the original marriage license with you on the day of your ceremony.  Both parties must present photo identification (i.e. driver’s license or passport). The fee for a civil marriage ceremony is $25. 

To apply for your marriage license through the Orange County Clerk-Recorder's office, please call (714) 834-2500 (press #6 to go directly to marriage services).

Contact the City Clerk’s office, (949) 497-0705, or email City Clerk, Lisette Chel-Walker to schedule your ceremony. 

Please complete the registration form and email to the City Clerk's office. 

Domestic Partnership Registration

You can register your domestic partnership in Laguna Beach even if you are not a City resident. In Laguna Beach, you must make an appointment in advance to register your domestic partnership: 

Contact the City Clerk’s office, (949) 497-0705, or email City Clerk, Lisette Chel-Walker to schedule your registration.

Both parties must be present at the appointment and present photo-identification (i.e. a drivers license or passport). There is a fee of $25.