All information for a wedding ceremony are given step by step.
How to reach Mary Silveira, Marriage Coordinator: 559-665-6100 EXT. 5710.
The marriage packet is mailed to the inmate. The future bride will receive the packet from the inmate, not the marriage coordinator.
You will need certified copies of both the groom and bride. You may stop by the Hall of Records in the County that you were born to purchase your certified birth certificates. A certified birth certificate is one that is purchased in the county of birth and will say “CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH” and the County name at the very top. The certified birth certificates have the registrar’s seal on the birth certificates. The seal might be raised or embossed. Valley State Prison does not accept photo copies of birth certificates. The birth certificates do not need to be notarized.
If you are needing divorce documents, stop by the County Superior Court that issued the divorce judgement.
If your fiancé happens to be transferred before your wedding date the marriage coordinator returns your birth certificates/money orders/divorce paperwork.
The Chaplain will take your marriage license to the Madera County Clerk-Recorder's office.
Make sure when filling out the forms that all of the charges are listed. If you leave anything off, it will take longer to process.