Clerk’s office prepares for Valentine’s weddings

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SAN DIEGO – More than a hundred couples are scheduled to tie the knot in Valentine’s Day civil ceremonies at the San Diego County Clerk’s office.

weddingThe clerk’s office at the County Administration Center and its satellite locations in Chula Vista, El Cajon and San Marcos have 114 time slots for Thursday appointments combined, and 112 have been snapped up.

There are also 147 appointments booked to receive wedding licenses.

Walk-ins and the two available appointment times will be accepted at the downtown location from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to the clerk’s office.

“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,” County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg said.

The three other offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A standard marriage license costs $70, while a confidential marriage license is $89. A civil wedding is $88. The office can also provide a witness for $18.

Licenses do not require blood tests or waiting periods.

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