Placer County Marriage License
Going west on Bell Road, you want turn left at the third street, Richardson Drive, that enters the DeWitt Center (the road after you pass the sheriff's substation). Take a left, and go south for two blocks; the new "L" shaped administration building is on your left. Park wherever you may.
The recorder's office is in the newest of buildings in the DeWitt Center Complex. As you come to the building, the recorder's office is through the doors on the left.
Placer County Clerk-Recorder
Fax: (530) 886-5687 — www.placer.ca.gov/clerk
Family Code Section 307
This section, so far as it relates to the solemnizing of marriage, is
applicable to members of a particular religious society or denomination
having clergy for the purpose of solemnizing marriage or entering the
marriage relation, if all of the following requirements are met:
(a) The parties to the marriage make, sign, and endorse on or attach to the license a statement, in the form prescribed by the State Department of Health Services, showing all of the following:
(1) The fact, time, and place of entering into the marriage.
(2) The signatures and places of residence of two witnesses to the ceremony.
(3) The religious society or denomination of the parties to the marriage, and that the marriage was entered into in accordance with the rules and customs of that religious society or denomination. The statement of the parties to the marriage that the marriage was entered into in accordance with the rules and customs of the religious society or denomination is conclusively presumed to be true.
(b) The License and Certificate of Declaration of Marriage, endorsed pursuant to subdivision (a), is returned to the county recorder of the county in which the license was issued within 10 days after the ceremony.
Family Code Section 400
Marriage may be solemnized by any of the following who is of the age
of 18 years or older:
(a) A priest, minister, or rabbi of any religious denomination.
(b) A judge or retired judge, commissioner of civil marriages or retired commissioner of civil marriages, commissioner or retired commissioner, or assistant commissioner of a court of record in this state.
(c) A judge or magistrate who has resigned from office.
(d) Any of the following judges or magistrates of the United States:
(1) A justice or retired justice of the United States Supreme Court.
(2) A judge or retired judge of a court of appeals, a district court, or a court created by an act of Congress the judges of which are entitled to hold office during good behavior.
(3) A judge or retired judge of a bankruptcy court or a tax court.
(4) A United States magistrate or retired magistrate.
(e) A legislator or constitutional officer of this state or a member of Congress who represents a district within this state, while that person holds office.
Family Code Section 401
(a) For each county, the county clerk is designated as a commissioner
of civil marriages.
(b) The commissioner of civil marriages may appoint deputy commissioners of civil marriages who may solemnize marriages under the direction of the commissioner of civil marriages and shall perform other duties directed by the commissioner.