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Valentine's Day marriage: No appointment necessary [Updated]

February 9, 2011 | 12:14 pm

Los Angeles County officials have promised not to let bureaucracy get in the way of love this Valentine’s Day.

Couples looking to tie the knot Feb. 14 will not need an appointment to get married at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. An appointment is required the rest of the year. [Updated at 2:38 p.m.: An apointment is required to have the ceremony performed at the clerk's office -- no appointment is necessary to obtain a marriage license].

"Valentine’s Day is always our busiest day of the year for weddings," said Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan.

The agency will issue marriage licenses and perform ceremonies at each of its seven locations. Extra ceremony areas will be available at the headquarters in Norwalk. Walk-in applicants will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The last time the clerk's office did away with appointments for marriage licenses was Valentine's Day 2008. It issued 350 marriage licenses that day and performed 271 marriage ceremonies. 

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