Los Angeles County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Los Angeles County Clerk Offices
Agoura Hills City Clerk30001 Ladyface CourtAgoura HillsCA91301818-597-7303
Alhambra City Clerk111 South 1st StreetAlhambraCA91801626-570-5090
Arcadia City Clerk240 West Huntington DriveArcadiaCA91007626-574-5410
Artesia City Clerk18747 Clarkdale AvenueArtesiaCA90701562-865-6262
Azusa City Clerk213 East Foothill BoulevardAzusaCA91702626-812-5229
Bell Grade City Clerk7100 Garfield AvenueBell GardensCA90201562-806-7706
Bellflower City Clerk16600 Civic Center DriveBellflowerCA90706562-804-1424
Burbank City Clerk275 East Olive AvenueBurbankCA91502818-238-5851
Cerritos City Clerk18125 Bloomfield AvenueCerritosCA90703562-916-1248
Covina City Clerk125 East College StreetCovinaCA91723626-384-5430
Culver City City Clerk9770 Culver BoulevardCulverCA90232310-253-5851
Downey City Clerk11111 Brookshire AvenueDowneyCA90241562-904-7280
Glendale Clerk600 East BroadwayGlendaleCA91206818-500-3551
Hawthorne City Clerk4455 West 126th StreetHawthorneCA90250310-349-2915
Huntington Park City Clerk6550 Miles AvenueHuntington ParkCA90255323-584-6230
La Puente City Clerk15651 Stafford StreetIndustryCA91744626-333-2211
Los Angeles County Town & City Halls
Agoura Hills City Hall30001 Ladyface CourtAgoura HillsCA91301818-597-7300
Alhambra City Hall111 South 1st StreetAlhambraCA91801626-570-5007
Arcadia City Hall240 West Huntington DriveArcadiaCA91007626-574-5400
Artesia City Hall18747 Clarkdale AvenueArtesiaCA90701562-865-6262
Avalon City Hall410 Avalon Canyon RdAvalonCA90704310-510-0220
Azusa City Hall213 E Foothill BlvdAzusaCA91702626-812-5200
Balboa Mission Town Hall16916 San Fernando Mission BoulevardLos AngelesCA91344818-363-1601
Baldwin Park City Hall14403 Pacific AvenueBaldwin ParkCA91706626-960-4011
Bell Gardens City Hall7100 Garfield AvenueBell GardensCA90201562-806-7700
Bellflower City Hall16600 Civic Center DriveBellflowerCA90706562-804-1424
Beverly Hills City Hall455 North Rexford DriveBeverly HillsCA90210310-285-1000
Burbank City Hall275 E Olive AveBurbankCA91502818-238-5700
Calabasas City Hall200 Civic Center WayCalabasasCA91302818-225-7305
Carson City Hall701 East Carson StreetCarsonCA90745310-830-7600
Cerritos City Hall18125 Bloomfield AvenueCerritosCA90703562-860-0311
Claremont City Hall207 Harvard Avenue NorthClaremontCA91711909-399-5460
Compton City Hall205 South Willowbrook AvenueComptonCA90220310-605-5500
Covina City Hall125 East College StreetCovinaCA91723626-384-5400
Culver City Hall9770 Culver BoulevardCulverCA90232310-253-6000
Diamond Bar City Hall21825 Copley DriveDiamond BarCA91765909-839-7000
Downey City Hall11111 Brookshire AvenueDowneyCA90241562-869-7331
Duarte City Hall1600 Huntington DriveDuarteCA91010626-357-7931
El Segundo City Hall350 Main StreetEl SegundoCA90245310-524-2300
Gardena City Hall1700 West 162nd StreetGardenaCA90247310-217-9500
Glendale City Hall613 East BroadwayGlendaleCA91206818-548-2090
Glendora City Hall116 East Foothill BoulevardGlendoraCA91741626-914-8200
Hawaiian Gardens City Hall21815 Pioneer BoulevardHawaiian GardensCA90716562-420-2641
Hawthorne City HallSte A, 4455 W 126th StHawthorneCA90250310-349-2960
Hermosa Beach City Hall1315 Valley DriveHermosa BeachCA90254310-318-0315
Huntington Park City Hall6550 Miles AvenueHuntington ParkCA90255323-582-6161
Industry City Hall15625 Stafford StreetIndustryCA91744626-333-2211
Inglewood City Hall1 West Manchester BoulevardInglewoodCA90301310-412-5111
La Canada City Hall1327 Foothill BoulevardLa Canada FlintridgeCA91011818-790-8880
La Mirada City Hall13700 La Mirada BoulevardLa MiradaCA90638562-943-0131
Los Angeles County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Arcadia Public Library Website
City of Inglewood Library Database
City of Pasadena Public Health Department Vital Records
City of San Gabriel Most Wanted Persons
City of South Gate Website
City of West Covina City Council's Office Veterans Records
Downey County Cemetery District Website
Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Department Archives
Long Beach Public Library Database
Los Angeles County Clerk Website
Los Angeles County Divorce Certificates
Los Angeles County Marriage Certificates & Records
Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk County Records
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Inmate Search
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Inmate Search (California)
Pasadena Public Library Website
Torrance Public Library Website

Statistics

Married Couples 1,477,624 (44.8%)
Unmarried Couples 225,697 (2.3%)
Never Married Men 1,806,816 (45.0%)
Never Married Women 1,623,129 (38.6%)
Separated Men 78,315 (1.9%)
Separated Women 123,518 (2.9%)
Widowed Men 83,020 (2.1%)
Widowed Women 326,359 (7.8%)
Divorced Men 272,558 (6.8%)
Divorced Women 408,723 (9.7%)

How to Search For Marriage Records

Marriage Records in Los Angeles County California is kept in the county’s vital statistics office. The most commonly used title for them is “records of marriage”, since they are retained and stored at the discretion of the County Clerks. To access such records, one needs to contact them directly at the county office or through the Internet. The same information is usually maintained in such a way that anyone can gain access to them with a legitimate reason to do so, be it for checking out someone’s background or to gather information about genealogy. It is also possible to obtain copies of marriage records for legal proceedings like certificates of marriage, divorce decrees and annulments and even for filing purposes.

Marriage Records in Los Angeles County California

Marriage Records in Los Angeles County have been obtained and stored legally by the State of California since February 27, 1965. At that time, the requirements that were necessary to acquire and maintain such records, were that the couple had to have been legally wed in a courthouse and the ceremony had to have been performed under the auspices of a judge. These requirements were later relaxed to allow anyone who was interested in obtaining information on marriages, to request them. Since the State is allowed to make such information public, it has done so.

However, the State does not keep statistics regarding the number of marriages that are actually legally registered. Therefore, it is left to the County Clerks to determine how many have actually taken place and to maintain such records. In this regard, they typically record the name of the couple, their parents and witnesses at the marriage ceremony. Along with this information, they will also obtain other details pertaining to the marriage like the date, location, duration and final result of the union. After this information has been submitted, the record of marriage is made available to anyone who is seeking it through different channels, either by mail phone call or in person.

People are allowed to obtain marriage records for a wide variety of purposes. For example, some individuals may want to verify the marital history of a prospective spouse to prevent the risk of marrying an unscrupulous person. In the same way, a person may need to know more about a potential spouse in order to avoid falling into a relationship with an individual who may not be right for you. With such a plethora of purposes, it is not surprising that more people are accessing marriage records on a regular basis.

The process of obtaining marriage records is not cumbersome. Anyone who desires to have the most accurate information regarding marriage can rest assured that it can be obtained from the offices with the least amount of hassle and hassles. What is more, the information provided by these record-keeping institutions is quite reliable as they are updated and maintained diligently. This means that one can be sure that the information obtained from them is correct and up to date.

The Internet is one of the best places to search for marriage records. However, one should exercise caution when using the information obtained online. There are quite a number of scammers who are out to make money by using this method. It is best that people who are planning to use the Internet in their search for marriage records do some background checking first. Those who have attained the legal rights of being a legal husband or wife should also get their marriage records from the government’s vital statistics office. This is because the government will have the most recent and accurate information regarding marriage-related statistics.