Clerk Services

Clerk Services Fees

Marriage Licences & Ceremonies
Fictitious Business Name Fillings
Oaths & Authentications/Certifications
Legal Document Assistant
Process Server
Professional Photocopier
Unlawful Detainer
Fish & Game
Sureties/Other
Miscellaneous Fees

Marriage Licenses

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and unmarried.
  • Applicants must complete the application online or in person at our office.
  • To complete the application process, applicants are required to appear in person at the county office with valid photo identification (i.e. driver’s license, passport, or Military I.D.).
  • To expedite the identification process, it is recommended that both parties bring a certified copy of their birth certificate(s).        
  • If either applicant was previously married, provide the date the marriage ended [If previous marriage ended within the last 90 days, applicant must present the Final Divorce Decree].
  • The Name Equality Act of 2007 allows applicants for a California marriage license to elect to change their middle or last name(s) by which they wish to be known as after the marriage.

CEREMONY INFORMATION 

  • The license is valid for a period of 90 days beginning from the date of issuance (applicants must have the ceremony within this 90 day period).
  • The marriage ceremony may be performed anywhere in the State of California; the marriage license must be returned within 10 days to the Imperial County Clerk/Recorders office for registration.
  • When completing the license, make NO ALTERATIONS, ERASURES OR STRIKE OVERS to the marriage license and DO NOT WHITE OUT ANY PART OF THE MARRIAGE LICENSE.

FEES

Public Marriage License: $87.00

Confidential Marriage License: $100.00

NO OFFICE CEREMONIES WILL BE SCHEDULED/PERFORMED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

REQUISITOS

  • Los solicitantes deben tener por lo menos 18 años de edad.
  • Los solicitantes pueden completar la solicitud por internet o en persona.
  • Ambos solicitantes deben estar presentes al solicitar la licencia de matrimonio y deben presentar una identificación válida (ej. Licencia de manejo, pasaporte, identificación militar y tarjeta de identificación).
  • Para facilitar el proceso de identificación, se recomienda que la pareja presente una copia certificada de sus Actas de Nacimiento.
  • Si uno de los solicitantes ha sido casado antes, deber saber la fecha que terminó el matrimonio. Si este terminó durante los últimos 90 días, se debe presentar la Orden de la Corte o Acta de Divorcio con la fecha de resolución final.
  • Los solicitantes de una licencia de matrimonio pueden hacer cambios al segundo nombre o al apellido por el cual desean ser conocidos después del matrimonio. Para más información, ingrese a nuestro sitio de internet.

CEREMONIA DE MATRIMONIO CIVIL

  • La licencia es válida por 90 días a partir de la fecha de emisión.
  • La ceremonia de matrimonio se puede realizar en cualquier parte del Estado de California. La licencia de matrimonio debe ser devuelta a la oficina del registro civil dentro de los primeros 10 días después del matrimonio para su registro.
  • No se permiten ALTERACIONES, BORRONES, TACHADURAS, o USO DE CORRECTOR en la licencia de matrimonio.


COSTO

Licencia y Certificado de Matrimonio: $87.00

Licencia y Certificado de Matrimonio Confidencial: $100.00

NO SE PODRÁ AGENDAR o REALIZAR CEREMONIAS HASTA NUEVO AVISO.


Official Certifications & Professional Registrations

CERTIFICATIONS

Notary Public Requirements

In Person Bring:

  1. Original notary commission certificate issued by the Secretary of State
  2. Two unsigned oaths of office issued by the Secretary of State
  3. Original bond in the amount of $15,000 indicating the same dates referenced on the oaths of office for a term of four years and signed by notary (principal)
  4. Valid government issued photo identification
  5. Fees – cash, check, money order or debit/credit card (additional $2.50)

By Mail Send:

  1. Original notary commission certificate issued by the Secretary of State
  2. Two completed oaths of office, signed and subscribed before another notary public located in the same county where the filing is to take place
  3. Original bond in the amount of $15,000 indicating the same dates referenced on the oaths of office for a term of four years and signed by notary (principal)
  4. Valid government issued photo identification
  5. Fees – payable with a check or money order made out to Imperial County Clerk

Notary Public Authentication

A notary authentication verifies that the notary’s bond was filed and recorded in Imperial County, duly commissioned by the State of California and active at the time of notarization. It does not validate the contents within the document.

To have a signature of an Imperial County Notary Public authenticated, the supporting documentation presented in person or by mail must include original seals and signatures. The seal must clearly show the name of the notary, commission number and date of expiration

NOTE

  • We do not have a notary public on staff to notarize documents and cannot authenticate notaries from other counties.

CERTIFICATION OF REGISTERED TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER

Imperial County Clerk verifies Translators/Interpreters declarations completed by a Translator/Interpreter registered with the American Translator Association or California Court Interpreter.

Submit your request in person or by mail. Your request must include:

1) Original document in the foreign language

2) Document translated into English

3) Original, completed Translator/Interpreters Declaration

To locate a translator/interpreter, visit the American Translator Association online or the California Court Interpreter online.

Notary Public Requirements

In Person Bring:

  1. Original notary commission certificate issued by the Secretary of State
  2. Two unsigned oaths of office issued by the Secretary of State
  3. Original bond in the amount of $15,000 indicating the same dates referenced on the oaths of office for a term of four years and signed by notary (principal)
  4. Valid government issued photo identification
  5. Fees – cash, check, money order or debit/credit card (additional $2.50)

By Mail Send:

  1. Original notary commission certificate issued by the Secretary of State
  2. Two completed oaths of office, signed and subscribed before another notary public located in the same county where the filing is to take place
  3. Original bond in the amount of $15,000 indicating the same dates referenced on the oaths of office for a term of four years and signed by notary (principal)
  4. Valid government issued photo identification
  5. Fees – payable with a check or money order made out to Imperial County Clerk

Notary Public Authentication

A notary authentication verifies that the notary’s bond was filed and recorded in Imperial County, duly commissioned by the State of California and active at the time of notarization. It does not validate the contents within the document.

To have a signature of an Imperial County Notary Public authenticated, the supporting documentation presented in person or by mail must include original seals and signatures. The seal must clearly show the name of the notary, commission number and date of expiration.

To request a notary authentication, complete the required form and present the original document(s) in person or by mail.

NOTE

  • We do not have a notary public on staff to notarize documents and cannot authenticate notaries from other counties.

CERTIFICATION OF REGISTERED TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER

Imperial County Clerk verifies Translators/Interpreters declarations completed by a Translator/Interpreter registered with the American Translator Association or California Court Interpreter.

Submit your request in person or by mail. Your request must include:

  1. Completed authentication request form
  2. Original document in the foreign language
  3. Document translated into English
  4. Original, completed Translator/Interpreters Declaration

To locate a translator/interpreter, visit the American Translator Association online or the California Court Interpreter online.

Apostille and Authentication

The California Secretary of State provides authentication of public official signatures on documents to be used outside the United States.

Please check the Secretary of State website for the latest fee schedule.

IMPORTANT

If a record to be apostille was purchased from the Imperial County Public Health Department or notarized by an Imperial County Notary Public, the signatures of the health officials and notary public must be verified by the Imperial County Clerk prior to the apostille process.

  • Apostille By Drop Box
  • Apostille By Mail
Apostille By Drop Box
Apostille By Mail

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIAL AUTHENTICATION

The Imperial County Clerk-Recorder can only authenticate a document signed by a Imperial County public health official. Record to be apostille purchased from the Imperial County Health Department signatures must be verified by the Imperial County Clerk prior to the apostille process. The authentication verifies that the official(s) were authorized to produce a certified copy of the record at the time of issuance. It does not validate the contents within the document.

To have a signature of an Imperial County Health Official authenticated, the supporting documentation presented in person or by mail must include original signatures. The record must contain two health official signatures and be an original certified copy of the record. A photocopy is not acceptable.

To request a public health official authentication, complete the required form and present the original record(s) in person or by mail.

REGISTRATIONS

Notary Public Requirements

In Person Bring:

  1. Original notary commission certificate issued by the Secretary of State
  2. Two unsigned oaths of office issued by the Secretary of State
  3. Original bond in the amount of $15,000 indicating the same dates referenced on the oaths of office for a term of four years and signed by notary (principal)
  4. Valid government issued photo identification
  5. Fees – cash, check, money order or debit/credit card (additional $2.50)

By Mail Send:

  1. Original notary commission certificate issued by the Secretary of State
  2. Two completed oaths of office, signed and subscribed before another notary public located in the same county where the filing is to take place
  3. Original bond in the amount of $15,000 indicating the same dates referenced on the oaths of office for a term of four years and signed by notary (principal)
  4. Valid government issued photo identification
  5. Fees – payable with a check or money order made out to Imperial County Clerk

Notary Public Authentication

A notary authentication verifies that the notary’s bond was filed and recorded in Imperial County, duly commissioned by the State of California and active at the time of notarization. It does not validate the contents within the document.

To have a signature of an Imperial County Notary Public authenticated, the supporting documentation presented in person or by mail must include original seals and signatures. The seal must clearly show the name of the notary, commission number and date of expiration

NOTE

  • We do not have a notary public on staff to notarize documents and cannot authenticate notaries from other counties.

CERTIFICATION OF REGISTERED TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER

Imperial County Clerk verifies Translators/Interpreters declarations completed by a Translator/Interpreter registered with the American Translator Association or California Court Interpreter.

Submit your request in person or by mail. Your request must include:

1) Original document in the foreign language

2) Document translated into English

3) Original, completed Translator/Interpreters Declaration

To locate a translator/interpreter, visit the American Translator Association online or the California Court Interpreter online.

Notary Public Requirements

In Person Bring:

  1. Original notary commission certificate issued by the Secretary of State
  2. Two unsigned oaths of office issued by the Secretary of State
  3. Original bond in the amount of $15,000 indicating the same dates referenced on the oaths of office for a term of four years and signed by notary (principal)
  4. Valid government issued photo identification
  5. Fees – cash, check, money order or debit/credit card (additional $2.50)
  6. Complete Notary Public Registration

By Mail Send:

  1. Original notary commission certificate issued by the Secretary of State
  2. Two completed oaths of office, signed and subscribed before another notary public located in the same county where the filing is to take place
  3. Original bond in the amount of $15,000 indicating the same dates referenced on the oaths of office for a term of four years and signed by notary (principal)
  4. Valid government issued photo identification
  5. Fees – payable with a check or money order made out to Imperial County Clerk

Notary Public Authentication

A notary authentication verifies that the notary’s bond was filed and recorded in Imperial County, duly commissioned by the State of California and active at the time of notarization. It does not validate the contents within the document.

To have a signature of an Imperial County Notary Public authenticated, the supporting documentation presented in person or by mail must include original seals and signatures. The seal must clearly show the name of the notary, commission number and date of expiration

NOTE

  • We do not have a notary public on staff to notarize documents and cannot authenticate notaries from other counties.

CERTIFICATION OF REGISTERED TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER

Imperial County Clerk verifies Translators/Interpreters declarations completed by a Translator/Interpreter registered with the American Translator Association or California Court Interpreter.

Submit your request in person or by mail. Your request must include:

1) Original document in the foreign language

2) Document translated into English

3) Original, completed Translator/Interpreters Declaration

To locate a translator/interpreter, visit the American Translator Association online or the California Court Interpreter online.

California Environmental Quality Act

(CEQA)

Pursuant to California Public Resources Code (PRC) Section 21092.3, the Imperial County Clerk-Recorder posts all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) filings both in the office and on our internet website for public inspection. All notices are posted for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of filing. To view all CEQA notices, please visit our “Online Services” portal and select “Fish & Wildlife CEQA Postings” or click on the button above.