Contra Costa County California Marriage Records

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NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Contra Costa County Clerk Offices
Contra Costa Clerk100 South 37th StreetRichmondCA94804510-374-3241
Contra Costa County Clerk555 Escobar StreetMartinezCA94553925-335-7800
Antioch City Clerk200 H StreetAntiochCA94509925-779-7007
Brentwood Clerk708 3rd StreetBrentwoodCA94513925-516-5440
Hercules City Clerk111 Civic DriveHerculesCA94547510-799-8215
Oakley City Clerk3231 Main StreetOakleyCA94561925-625-7000
Pinole City Clerk2131 Pear StPinoleCA94564510-724-8928
Pleasant Hill City Clerk100 Gregory LanePleasant HillCA94523925-671-5237
Richmond City Clerk450 Civic Center PlazaRichmondCA94804510-620-6513
San Pablo City Clerk1 Alvarado StreetSan PabloCA94806510-215-3005
Contra Costa County Town & City Halls
Antioch City Hall200 H StreetAntiochCA94509925-779-7011
Clayton City Hall6000 Heritage TrailClaytonCA94517925-673-7300
Concord City Hall1950 Parkside DriveConcordCA94519925-671-3425
El Cerrito City Hall10890 San Pablo AveEl CerritoCA94530510-215-4300
Hercules City Hall111 Civic DriveHerculesCA94547510-799-8200
Lafayette City Hall3675 Mount Diablo BoulevardLafayetteCA94549925-284-1968
Martinez City Hall525 Henrietta StMartinezCA94553925-372-3500
Oakley City Hall3231 Main StreetOakleyCA94561925-625-7017
Orinda City Hall22 Orinda WayOrindaCA94563925-253-4220
Pinole City Hall2131 Pear StreetPinoleCA94564510-724-8928
Pleasant Hill City Hall100 Gregory LnPleasant HillCA94523925-671-5270
Richmond City Hall450 Civic Center PlazaRichmondCA94804510-620-6513
San Pablo City Hall13831 San Pablo AvenueSan PabloCA94806510-215-3000
Walnut Creek City Hall1666 North Main StreetWalnut CreekCA94596925-943-5800
Contra Costa County Marriage License Office
Contra Costa County Marriage License555 Escobar StreetMartinezCA94553925-335-7900
Contra Costa County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Contra Costa County Clerk's Office Vital Records
Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder Marriage Applications
Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department Website
Contra Costa County Divorce Certificates
Contra Costa County Library Genealogy Records
Contra Costa County Marriage Certificates & Records
Contra Costa County Naturalization Records
Contra Costa County Records


Married Couples212,924 (54.7%)
Unmarried Couples23,086 (2.1%)
Never Married Men151,935 (34.6%)
Never Married Women135,345 (28.8%)
Separated Men6,806 (1.5%)
Separated Women10,707 (2.3%)
Widowed Men9,236 (2.1%)
Widowed Women36,501 (7.8%)
Divorced Men34,510 (7.9%)
Divorced Women53,674 (11.4%)

Marriage Records In Contra Costa County

Marriage records in Contra Costa County California are held by various courthouses. In some courthouses they are also kept in the County Clerk’s Office where they are updated and maintained on a regular basis. Marriage records in this area are controlled by the State which has Marriage Records databases that are up-to-date at all times. Marriage Records in this area is regularly updated as people move to or from this area. The courthouses in the area maintain a large database of marriage records that are available for use by anyone needing records.

Marriage Records in Contra Costa County California are confidential and are only accessible by the person who was the witness at the ceremony. It is not possible for someone not related to either party to obtain these records. There are several ways you can access information regarding marriage. If you know the name and date of the wedding then you can conduct an online search for marriage records. The State of California’s official website can be used to find information about marriage records. This provides a wide array of information including names, locations of marriage and even the marriage license if one was issued.

You can also look in your local phone book under Marriage Records and call each county office to see if you can obtain the records there. Marriage records are also listed in a telephone directory. These directories usually charge a fee when you access their records however they are generally accurate and up-to-date. This option also offers an opportunity to view the records of someone who has passed away since they are still listed on the directory as a living relative.

Many people prefer to do their own online searches for marriage records in this area. One way to do this is to visit the website for the County Clerk of San Joaquin County. This website offers a place for people to register to receive emailed copies of records. The website also has an index that will allow you to find county-by-county information. County public records are stored in the custody of this office.

Many private vendors now offer online services for access to marriage records in California. These services generally charge a nominal fee for the records you request however you will be able to immediately download the information. The fee-based services allow you to obtain more detailed information and in some cases the records may be delivered to your inbox. You can also try the services of some County Clerk Recorders in this area if you cannot locate the information you are seeking through this method. The advantage of using the online option for obtaining public marriage records is that the records are available to you immediately without waiting for days or weeks.

Before you begin your search for marriage records in California, you should make certain that you are accessing the correct records. Some of the information contained in the records is legally protected and is not open to the public. This includes information on parents, witnesses, and the person who conducted the marriage ceremony. If you are conducting a background check on someone then you should make sure that you have the correct records to support the information you are gathering.