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Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department to offer virtual marriage services

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Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be offering virtual marriage services to the public by appointment only effective January 18, 2022. This will help reduce crowds at the department’s offices and help couples minimize exposure to COVID-19, allowing them to obtain marriage services from the comfort and safety of their homes. These services are also geared towards helping first-responders and military personnel tie the knot without having to take time off from their busy work schedules. The department will offer virtual marriage appointments only from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, and on a first come, first served basis. Appointments will be limited so schedule your appointment soon! Couples must purchase a marriage license and have a virtual civil marriage ceremony performed during their appointment. To complete a marriage license application and to make an appointment, couples must visit the department’s online appointment system at For more information, please call the department’s information line at (714) 834-2500 or visit

“I am determined to continue serving everyone who needs our services,” said Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen. “It gives me great pleasure to be able to serve couples who need to take extra precautions during these times of uncertainty.”

To obtain virtual marriage services, the following requirements apply:

For more detailed information, please call the department’s information line at (714) 834-2500 or visit The information line is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except holidays.

This article was released by the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department.
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