Monday, August 16, 2010

County will extend hours on Wednesday for same-sex marriage licenses


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       

August 13, 2010                                           Contacts:       Marcia Ventura (562) 462-2726 or

                                                                                                  Eileen Shea (562) 462-2648



Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Headquarters in Norwalk to Issue Marriage Licenses Beginning August 18th at 5:00 PM


Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan announced today that his office will extend business hours at its Norwalk Headquarters, to accommodate federal court orders to cease enforcement of Proposition 8, permitting same-sex couples to obtain a marriage license as of August 18 at 5:00 PM; the effective date of the Court’s order lifting the stay of execution on the court decision declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional.


The RR/CC Headquarters in Norwalk, located at 12400 Imperial Highway in the City of Norwalk will remain open from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the purpose of issuing Marriage Licenses and to offer Civil Marriage ceremonies.  All other services will close at 5:00 PM and resume at 8:00 AM the following day.   RR/CC District offices, located throughout the County, will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Thursday, August 19, 2010 during regular business hours (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM).


To accommodate the anticipated increase in requests for civil marriage ceremonies, the RR/CC will expand the availability of ceremonies it offers at its various locations.   Starting August 19th through August 27th couples with a Marriage License may request a civil marriage ceremony without an appointment, on a first-come, first-served basis during regular business hours at all RR/CC locations.     After August 27th civil marriage ceremonies will be offered by appointment only. No appointment is necessary to obtain a marriage license.


The public is encouraged to review the attached for more information about how to obtain a marriage license and specific details on locations and hours of operation.  For convenience, couples are also encouraged to complete the marriage license application online at  However, applications for same-sex couples cannot be accepted before 5:00 PM on August 18. 


Marriage license fees are $90 for a public license and $85 for a confidential license; civil marriage ceremonies are offered for a $25 fee.




The mission of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is to serve Los Angeles County by providing essential records management and election services in a fair, accessible and transparent manner.





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