Jordan Z. Marks


County of San Diego

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Hurry! Make Your Appointment for Valentine’s Day Friday, February 14, 2020

News Date
Jan 17, 2020

The San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk’s office will be open on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14 th to issue marriage licenses and perform ceremonies! The San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, Ernie Dronenburg, would like to remind couples wishing to “tie the knot” or renew their wedding vows that appointments are filling quickly.

“We are excited to offer walk-in services at our historic downtown office on the waterfront for Valentine’s Day and don’t want couples to miss their chance at a Valentine’s Day wedding,” said Ernie. “Visit our website now at to schedule your appointment using our online marriage appointment system.”

The downtown office, located at 1600 Pacific Highway, Suite 273, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for marriage license and ceremony appointments. Ceremonies can be done at our Waterfront Park, alongside the historical County Administration Center or inside one of our ceremony rooms overlooking the beautiful San Diego Bay.

Couples may “walk-in” at our downtown location only. License and Ceremony appointments are encouraged at our downtown location, but are required at our Chula Vista, San Marcos, and new Santee location.

Appointments can be made online at or by calling (619) 237-0502. The cost of a non-confidential marriage license is $70.00. If the couple would like their ceremony to be performed by one of our wonderful County staff, in English or Spanish, the cost is an additional $88.00.


EDITOR’S NOTE: Media is invited to cover wedding ceremonies at the County Administration Center at 1600 Pacific Highway on Valentine’s Day. County Clerk Ernie, and his pink bow tie, are available for taped or live appearances.

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