The Office of the Assessor-Recorder Lifts Limits on Marriage License Copies
*** PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT ***
THE OFFICE OF THE ASSESSOR-RECORDER LIFTS LIMITS ON
MARRIAGE LICENSE COPIES
San Francisco, CA – The Office of the Assessor-Recorder lifts the temporary limit on the number of official copies of marriage licenses individual can request.
In August 2015, the Office of the Assessor-Recorder instituted a temporary policy limiting the number of official copies of marriage licenses per customer. The policy was enacted due to a statewide shortage in bonded paper and in order to ensure that the maximum number of constituents would be served. Since then, the Office has worked successfully with the County Recorders Association of California to identify alternative sources that meet State law requirements - State law requires specific security features for official copies of vital records to avoid counterfeit.
Official copies of marriage licenses can be obtained by requesting an official copy through an in-person visit to the Office of the Assessor-Recorder at City Hall, by mail, or via the Internet. Official copies are currently $15 per copy. For more information, please visit www.sfassessor.org.