Jordan Z. Marks


County of San Diego

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Leap into Love This Leap Year County Clerk to Offer “Leap Day” Weddings on Saturday, February 29th

News Date
Feb 19, 2020

The San Diego County Clerk’s Santee Office will be open on Saturday, February 29, 2020, for couples seeking to “take the leap” and be married on this unique day. A leap year is a calendar year that contains an additional day, that only occurs every four years. This year the Leap Day falls on Saturday, and the office will open special for this occasion.

The San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, Ernie Dronenburg, would like to welcome couples wishing to “take the leap” or renew their wedding vows to join us by scheduling their appointment now as they are filling up quickly. Appointments are highly recommended, however, walk-in customers are also welcome.

Dronenburg commented, “We are opening up on a Saturday because a Leap Day only comes every four years and some couples actively choose to be married on this memorable day.” Dronenburg joked, “If they get married on a leap day some hope they only have to remember their anniversary every four years, but being married on such a rare day makes their wedding all the more special.”

The new East County Office and Archives, located at 10144 Mission Gorge Road in the City of Santee, will be open on February 29th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for marriage licenses and civil ceremonies by appointment only. Couples wanting to get married on this special day can choose between appointments for the indoor ceremony room or the outdoor wedding venue. There will also be additional limited services available that do not require an appointment, including obtaining birth, marriage, and death certificates, as well as registering Fictitious Business Names.

Appointments can be made online at or by calling (619) 237-0502. The cost of a non-confidential marriage license is $70.00. For an additional $88.00 the couples may have their ceremonies performed by one of our wonderful County staff in English or Spanish.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Media is invited to cover wedding ceremonies at the County The East County Office & Archives, located at 10144 Mission Gorge Road Santee, CA 92071 on Leap Day. County Clerk Ernie Dronenburg is available for taped or in-studio appearances.

Marriage Contacts: Renae Morris 619-219-6448; Diana Moore 619-219-6445

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