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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:

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

On the day of the marriage ceremony bring the original copy of your marriage license. Both parties must present photo identification (i.e. driver’s license or passport). The fee for a civil marriage ceremony is $25. 

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.

You will be asked to fill out an application and declare under penalty of perjury that:

  1. You are not related by blood closer than would bar marriage in the State of California; you share the common necessities of life; you are both eighteen years old or older; you are both competent to enter into a contract; you are jointly responsible for each other's common care, welfare and basic living expenses; you agree to notify the City of any change in the status of your domestic partnership; you are each others sole domestic partner and have no other domestic partners
  2. You have been each other's domestic partner since _______.

After completing the above, you will be issued a certificate of Domestic Partnership Registration.