Once your California marriage certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.
Hundreds of government agencies nationwide exclusively trust VitalChek for accepting their marriage records and other vital record orders.
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Most people place their marriage certificate order in less than 10 minutes!
MERCED COUNTY VITAL RECORDS
The Merced County Recorder issues Authorized and Informational copies of Merced County vital records including Merced County birth certificates, Merced County death certificates, and Certified Merced County marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in Merced County).
Merced County Vital Records participates in the VitalChek Network, allowing you to order the following certificates online on an expedited basis.
NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.
MERCED COUNTY MARRIAGE RECORDS
Merced County Recorder issues certified copies of Merced County marriage records of individuals who were issued a marriage license within Merced County. Certified copies can typically be used for proof of marriage and other legal purposes.
Who Can Order?
Authorized Copies - All applicants must pass online identity verification before the order will be processed. Any applicant who fails or opts out of online identity verification will be required to submit a Sworn Statement and notarized Certificate of Acknowledgement before the order will be processed. Forms and instructions will be provided upon completion of your online order. Individuals permitted to receive authorized, certified copies of San Bernardino County public marriage certificates are listed below.
Informational Copies - Sworn Statement is required.
A certified copy of the marriage certificate. This is not a copy of the marriage license. Marriage records are available for licenses that were issued in Merced County from 1873 to present
Important Note - To request a copy of a Confidential Marriage Certificate, please contact the agency directly.
First Copy: $14.00 Additional Copies: $0.00
If you are not eligible to receive an authorized copy of the marriage certificate, you will receive a certified informational copy with the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY" imprinted across the face of the copy. This document is primarily used for genealogy and cannot be used for identification purposes.
First Copy: $17.00 Additional Copies: $0.00
VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to "skip the line" for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).
No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!