For those looking to tie the knot on what many consider to be the most romantic day of the year, look no further. 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 close at 5:30 pm to issue marriage licenses and perform marriage ceremonies. This year’s extended hours fall on a Friday which increases the potential for the department to break its Valentine’s Day record of 266 couples married and 310 licenses issued in a single day back in 2014. The day continues to be one of the busiest days of the year for the department and this year will be no exception. The department is looking to break the five-year record and encourages those planning to wed in January or late February to consider tying the knot this Valentine’s Day and help make department history. Couples are encouraged to make an appointment due to the expected high demand on this special day. To make an appointment, visit us at and use the online appointment system or by downloading the department’s OC Weddings mobile app. “Valentine’s Day is always one of the busiest and happiest days of the year for the department, so we try to make it easier for couples,” said Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen. “I am eagerly looking forward to breaking our Valentine’s Day record and would like to encourage couples to join us and help us make history,” he added. Another reason to join us on this special day, the department has 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. Please note that the department’s Westminster location will only issue marriage licenses and will not perform marriage ceremonies. Our Westminster location will close at 4:30 pm. To save time, marriage license applications can be completed online at and on our OC Weddings mobile app prior to visiting our offices. For more detailed information, call our information line at (714) 834-2500.

This legal notice expires, and will be moved to the archive, on Monday February 10th, 2020.