For Immediate Release Jan. 15, 2014
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Clerk-Recorder Extends Hours for Valentine’s Day Marriages
The Orange County Clerk-Recorder will be offering extended hours and is now accepting reservations for couples who wish to be married on Valentine’s Day at the department’s three marriage offices.
Ceremony rooms and marriage services will be available at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ceremony rooms and marriage services will be available at the department’s branch offices in Laguna Hills and Fullerton from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. In addition, the branch office locations offer free parking.
Appointments are highly recommended for those wishing to have a ceremony on Valentine’s Day since this day continues to be one of the most popular days to “tie the knot.” You can make an appointment by visiting our website at www.ocrecorder.com and use the online application and appointment system. Walk-ins will be assisted based on availability of ceremony rooms.
“My staff is dedicated to making this day as convenient and romantic as possible for the couples,” Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen said. “We are prepared to ensure that our customers experience a memorable wedding day on their special Valentine’s Day.”
Valentine’s Day has consistently been one of the busiest days for civil marriages at the Clerk-Recorder. Last year, the department married 170 couples. The all-time record for the department is 173 ceremonies performed on Valentine’s Day in 1997.
The department also issued 224 marriage licenses last year on Valentine’s Day.
The County Clerk-Recorder provides a variety of public services, including: recording documents relating to real property transactions; maintaining and issuing copies of birth, death and marriage certificates; issuing marriage licenses and performing civil wedding ceremonies.
The department additionally files Fictitious Business Names and Notary Public oaths and bonds.
The department also oversees the Orange County Archives.