Published: Friday, Jan. 14th, 2022
Virtual marriage services are now available by appointment in Orange County, California.
The Orange County Clerk-Recorder office is offering virtual marriage license and ceremony appointments to qualifying couples to help reduce crowding in the office, as the number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to rise in the county.
These appointments will be available in limited numbers, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During a virtual appointment, engaged couples will meet with a clerk using video-conference technology (like Zoom or Skype) to apply for their license and take their vows, and a marriage license will be completed and transmitted by email. The requirements for virtual appointments are listed below.
In-person marriage services are still available in Orange County, by walk-in or by appointment, but couples must complete an online marriage application before making an in-person visit.
To schedule a virtual marriage services appointment with the Orange County Clerk-Recorder, head to the Marriage License & Ceremony Appointment online portal.
For more information, visit OCRecorder.com or call (714) 834-2500.
Virtual marriage services are allowed in California following the addition of a new laws to the California Family Code, Part 5. Remote Marriage License Issuance and Solemnization § 550 - 562, which were approved by the Governor last October.
(via the Orange County Marriage Services website.)
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