Santa Barbara County Marriage Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
Santa Barbara County Clerk Offices
Santa Barbara County Clerk1100 Anacapa StreetSanta BarbaraCA93101805-568-2250
Santa Barbara County Clerk312 East Cook StreetSanta MariaCA93454805-614-6414
Santa Barbara County Clerk401 East Cypress AvenueLompocCA93436805-737-7705
Lompoc City Clerk100 Civic Center PlazaLompocCA93436805-875-8242
Santa Maria Clerk511 Lakeside ParkwaySanta MariaCA93455805-346-8370
Santa Barbara County Town & City Halls
Santa Barbara City Hall735 Anacapa StreetSanta BarbaraCA93101805-963-0611
Buellton City Hall107 West Highway 246BuelltonCA93427805-686-0137
Carpinteria City Hall5775 Carpinteria AvenueCarpinteriaCA93013805-684-5405
Goleta City Hall130 Cremona DriveGoletaCA93117805-961-7500
Guadalupe City Hall918 Obispo StreetGuadalupeCA93434805-343-1340
Lompoc City Hall100 Civic Center PlazaLompocCA93436805-736-1261
Solvang City Hall1644 Oak StreetSolvangCA93463805-688-5575
Santa Barbara County Marriage License Offices
Santa Barbara County Marriage License1100 Anacapa StreetSanta BarbaraCA93101805-568-2250
Santa Barbara County Marriage License401 East Cypress AvenueLompocCA93436805-737-7705
Santa Barbara County Marriage LicenseSanta Maria, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Suite 115Santa MariaCA93455805-346-8370
Santa Barbara County Marriage & Divorce Records Databases
Santa Barbara County Clerk and Recorder Website
Santa Barbara County Clerk and Recorder's Office Death Records
Santa Barbara County Clerk and Recorder's Office Marriage Records
Santa Barbara County Clerk, Recorder and Assessor County Records
Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder Birth Records
Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder Office Marriage Applications
Santa Barbara County Divorce Certificates
Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society Genealogy Records
Santa Barbara County Marriage Certificates & Records
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
Santa Barbara District Attorney
Santa Barbara Public Library Database

Statistics

Married Couples 70,100 (48.7%)
Unmarried Couples 10,733 (2.5%)
Never Married Men 76,855 (42.8%)
Never Married Women 64,310 (35.7%)
Separated Men 3,183 (1.8%)
Separated Women 3,978 (2.2%)
Widowed Men 3,966 (2.2%)
Widowed Women 13,735 (7.6%)
Divorced Men 13,132 (7.3%)
Divorced Women 19,664 (10.9%)

How to Find Marriage Records Easily Online

In Santa Barbara, there are a number of different official government agencies which maintain marriage records. These include the vital statistics office and local courts, plus the Department of Public Health under the Department of California Health Services. If you need to search for marriage records, these official offices have free online access to them. However, the records you find here won’t be in the same format as those found in county courthouses. The state’s vital statistic’s office has all the official records of marriages, while the court normally maintains separate civil records for each marriage. However, since these records are normally only available to officials of the state itself, they won’t be able to be accessed online.

Marriage Records in Santa Barbara County California

But how can you access marriage records in Santa Barbara? You’ll be happy to know that the options have expanded greatly over the past decade. While public access to many kinds of public information used to be available only to the government, these days anyone with internet access can go through the records. While the original public record searches were usually for a fee, thanks to the growth of the online search community, they’re no longer. Today, anyone can perform a wide range of searches for marriage records.

If you’d like to search for marriage records by location, you’ll want to start your search at the county seat or county headquarters. In Santa Barbara, you’ll find the offices for the majority of counties. Most have their own website. They should be able to tell you the full name of the person, as well as where they were married and when. Keep in mind that if you know nothing about where the marriage occurred, it may still be available. In particular, county courthouses often keep marriage records of people who immigrate to the country and then later become citizens.

If you have any ideas about the probable brides’ locations, you can run a public record search on them. You can find everything from birth dates to where they live today. While the process for retrieving these records might take a bit longer, it’s worth the wait if you are trying to put together your history.

If you’d rather save some time and not deal with driving all over town, there are services available online that can get you access to marriage records. While they aren’t free, most offer a refund if you’re not satisfied. They will, however, require some information about you to ensure they have the correct information for your records.

A good database should offer you the ability to cross-reference the records for different years. This will help you find more information. When you pay for this service, however, you’ll be charged per item, so you shouldn’t expect to pay thousands for every record you want. In general, it should only take you a few seconds to find out what you need. It doesn’t cost much, either, which is a great advantage when you consider how little the record’s cost.