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February 8, 2013 (San Diego)--It’s the most romantic day of the year… and San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., wants to make sure that all romantic couples wishing to “tie the knot” or renew their wedding vows come down to the historical County Administration Center overlooking beautiful San Diego Bay for their wedding ceremony.

“Valentine’s Day wedding ceremony reservations are filling up quickly,” said Ernie Dronenburg. “We are planning on added staff at our downtown location for Valentine’s Day to accommodate all those wanting to be married on this special day. Call right now so we can plan on helping you.”

The downtown office at 1600 Pacific Highway will be open from 8 am to 5 pm for licenses and ceremonies. Reservations can be made by calling (619) 237-0502. Appointments are recommended, but will not be required on Valentine’s Day. The cost of a non-confidential marriage license is $70.00; a confidential marriage license is $89.00.  If the couple would like to be married on the scenic grounds overlooking San Diego Bay by enthusiastic County staff, the cost is an additional $88.00.  Our office has witnesses available, if needed, for an $18.00 fee. There is no blood test or mandatory waiting period required to obtain a license.

Marriage licenses and civil ceremonies are also available at the El Cajon (200 S. Magnolia Ave.), San Marcos (141 E. Carmel St.) and Chula Vista (590 Third Avenue) offices from 8 am to 4 pm. Appointments are required for these locations and can be made by calling (619) 237-0502.


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