Do you have a friend or family member whom you would like to have perform your marriage ceremony? If so, we may be able to assist you.
Pursuant to section 401(a) and (b) of the California Family Code, the County Clerk, who is designated as the Commissioner of Civil Marriages for Sonoma County, may at his or her discretion appoint Deputy Marriage Commissioners to perform civil marriage ceremonies.
Prior to the marriage ceremony, the parties to the marriage must purchase a marriage license, and the following conditions must be met by the person requesting appointment as a Deputy Marriage Commissioner for an Occasion:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must mail or FAX a completed application to attend a training class and be appointed Deputy Marriage Commissioner for an Occasion to:
Sonoma County Clerk's Office
2300 County Center Drive, Suite B-177
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
FAX: (707) 565-3957
- Classes are offered Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings
Applications must be submitted at least two days prior to the date of the training class/appointment requested.
Applications are available on our website and at the Clerk's Office.