Engaged  Couple Displaying their Ceremony Number - County Clerk
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County Clerk Check-in Number

One of the steps involved in having your wedding at San Francisco City Hall is to check in at the County Clerk's office. In the photo above, you can see the happy couple displaying their County Clerk ceremony number. Once you check and let the Clerk know that you are here, you are given a number. Usually once the number has been provided it will take approximately 15 minutes for your number to be called. This allows you to meet with your marriage commission to discuss details about your upcoming ceremony. This brief meeting occurs inside the County Clerk's office and also involves the signing of the marriage license by your witness. Don't forget to bring your marriage license and unexpired identification documents. Acceptable documents include a current passport or a drivers license. There are also a few other types of documents acceptable including the new California ID. The most important thing is to remember that whatever legal documents you bring, they all need to be current and up to date. The last thing you want is something to stand in the way of the 2 of you getting married that day. As your City Hall wedding photographers, we also make sure that you have the appropriate documentation. We do what we can to help our couples out to help relieve some of the stress involved in this whole process. We will also be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding the procedures outlined above. We are here to help and have been doing so for over 20 years.