Marriage Certificate

Executive Order by Gov. Brown if you are a victim of the current fires you get your Vital Records at No Fee.

Nevada County Recorder maintains the Marriage records for those marriage licenses that where purchased in Nevada County.

Who May Receive a Copy

California Health and Safety Code Section 103526, permits only authorized persons as defined on the Online Application to receive certified copies for Identification purposes of birth and/or death records. Senate Bill 1614, Chapter 712 passed, which prohibits the display of vital records indexes on the Internet.

Those who are not authorized by law may receive a certified copy with the words "Informational, Not a Valid Document to Establish Identity'.

Order a Certified Copy of a Vital Record

There are four methods to order a copy of a vital record filed in Nevada County, California:

  1. Requests made in person at Nevada County Recorder's Office are completed while you wait.
  2. Mail the completed and notarized Application Form (PDF)  along with a check or money order, made payable to Nevada County Recorder:
    Nevada County Recorder
    950 Maidu Avenue
    Nevada City, California 95959
  3. Order the copy using your credit card by faxing the completed and notarized Application Form (PDF)(s) to 530-265-9842. Then call 530-265-1221 to provide credit card information. Additional $2.45 credit card fee
  4. Order online through VitalChek.
    There is an additional $7 VitalChek fee for VitalChek orders.


  • Marriage Record $15 per certified copy
  • Additional $3.00 shipping and handling (For mailed and faxed Applications)

 State Vital Records Office.