Contra Costa Clerk


Wedding Ceremonies

The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder's office performs civil ceremonies by appointment only Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm. 
Please contact our office at (925) 335-7900 to schedule an appointment. We make an effort to accommodate walk-ins prior to 2:00pm; however, we do not promise to be able to perform any ceremony on a walk-in basis. 
Limited translation services are available, upon request and by appointment only, at no additional charge.
Cost for the ceremony is $60.00 and must be paid on the day of the ceremony. We do not accept checks for marriage ceremonies.
The couple must have at least one witness for the ceremony. Our office does not provide witnesses.
Guests are permitted, but space is limited to 24 people, seated. We have two rooms where ceremonies are held. The smaller room seats 17 and the larger room seats 24 guests. 
A deputy commissioner has the authority to perform civil marriage ceremonies.
The wedding does not have to take place in Contra Costa County; the wedding can take place anywhere in the state of California but one of the parties must live in this county for us to deputize someone to perform the ceremony. 
The only requirement is any one of the parties involved must live in Contra Costa County. (The deputy commissioner or either spouse to be)  
The filing fee to deputize someone is $50.00. For more information, please call the Clerk Recorder’s office at 925-335-7910 and ask to speak to someone about the deputy commissioner program.