Apply for military priority wedding services

Members of the United States armed forces may be eligible for priority wedding services.

What to do

1. Check your eligibility

At least 1 party to the marriage must be an active uniformed member of the US armed forces.

They must currently serve in a deployed or deployable unit.

2. Make an appointment

You need an appointment to get a marriage license. You must pay for the license when you make the appointment.

3. Complete an application form

Download and complete the military priority wedding application form.

4. Prepare for your appointment

Be prepared to bring the following to your appointment:

  • Valid legal photo identification for both parties
  • United States Armed Forces active uniformed duty identification card
  • Completed military priority wedding application form

Invite up to 6 guests. The ceremony will not be delayed due to guests not being present, so ensure they have the correct date and time.

5. Go to your appointment

Bring the required materials and any guests to your marriage license appointment.

The ceremony will be performed immediately after the issuance of a marriage license.

Get help

Office of the County Clerk

City Hall, Room 160
1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Mon to Fri, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Processing Hours

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Closed on public holidays


Last updated April 28, 2023