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Notice of Pre-Payment for Marriage Ceremonies

Date: Dec 28, 2012

Effective January 1, 2013 couples must pre-pay the $25.00 ceremony fee to reserve a ceremony appointment with the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

This non-refundable payment will guarantee that a chosen date and time is secured. Couples must obtain a marriage license prior to making the appointment for a ceremony; they have 90 days from the issuance of their marriage license for their civil ceremony to take place.

The mission of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is to serve Los Angeles County by providing essential records management and election services in a fair, accessible and transparent manner. For more information, visit

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