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Civil Wedding Ceremonies

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Due to recent guidelines to safeguard our community and employees from COVID-19, we will not be scheduling any civil ceremonies until further notice.  All existing ceremonies will be kept, but will be limited to 1-2 guests. 



Wedding ceremonies are performed at the County Clerk's office on regular business days, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The room accommodates 20 guests. Appointments are required. The fee for the ceremony is $25.

A marriage license must be obtained at least one business day prior to the ceremony, if purchasing from Madera County.  Same-day/Walk-in ceremonies cannot be accommodated.  Madera County issues marriage licenses on regular business days from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a $50-55 fee. The fees are payable in cash or debit/credit (add'l fees).

Please be advised that couples must arrange to have one witness in attendance at the wedding.

Spanish language ceremonies are available upon request.

For more information, please call the County Clerk's office at 559-675-7721.

If you are performing a marriage ceremony, please review the following information:

For Public Marriages

For Confidential Marriages