County of San Diego

ASSESSOR | RECORDER | COUNTY CLERK

Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr.

Deputy Marriage Commissioner for a Day


The San Diego County Deputy Marriage Commissioner for a Day program offers a unique way for couples to make their special day even more memorable. Couples may choose a friend or relative to be deputized to perform their wedding ceremony at their chosen venue. Anyone who wishes to be deputized to perform a wedding ceremony must apply in person or by mail.

Upon completion of the Deputy Marriage Commissioner application and payment of the fee, the applicant will receive sample vows, instructions for the completion of the marriage license, and the commission certificate. Watch a short video on how to be a Deputy Marriage Commissioner for a Day.


In person:

At least one month before the ceremony, submit your application and take the Oath of Office at any of our available office locations linked below. Appointments are not necessary.

By mail:

At least one month before the ceremony date, send a notarized application with check or money order to: 

San Diego Recorder/County Clerk
P.O. Box 121750
San Diego, CA 92112-1750

Fees:

$80 Deputy Marriage Commissioner for a Day

Fees are payable by cash or credit/debit card (in person only), or by check or money order. An additional $2.50 surcharge is applicable for card payments.

Check or money order payable to: San Diego Recorder/County Clerk.