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Clerk-Recorder to Offer Extended Valentine's Day Hours

Be My Valentine

Looking to get married on what is the most romantic day of the year? We are here to help you! This upcoming Valentine’s Day, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be offering extended hours at his offices in Anaheim, Laguna Hills and at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana. Instead of its normal closing hours, the department will be keeping its marriage services units open until 6 p.m. Due to high demand, appointments are highly recommended. Walk-ins are welcomed and will be served on a first come, first served basis; however, couples must complete an application online prior to visiting any of the offices. To complete an application and/or to make an appointment, please visit the following link:

“Valentine’s Day is always one of the most romantic, happiest, and busiest days of the year for the department. I’m excited to making it easier and more convenient for couples, especially for those who must work on this special day,” said Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen.

To make this day smoother for the couples, the following guidelines should be followed:

  • Couples must complete their marriage application online prior to visiting our offices.
  • For couples looking to obtain a marriage license and ceremony, a maximum of ten guests may attend the ceremony.
  • Couples must present valid government issued photo identification at their appointment.
  • Payment can be made by cash, credit/debit card, check, cashier's check, and/or money order. Make checks and money orders payable to the Orange County Clerk-Recorder.

Another reason to join us on this special day, the department has one of the lowest costs for a marriage license and a marriage ceremony in the state. In Orange County, couples can obtain a public marriage license for $61 and a confidential marriage license for $66. A civil marriage ceremony can be performed for an additional $28.

For more information, please call the department’s information line at (714) 834-2500 or visit us at The information line is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays.


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