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

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 County of Orange, please go to www.ocrecorder.com.

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.