Love is in the air: this summer, the San Diego County Clerk is really putting the “wed” into Wednesdays.
On Tuesday, Assessor/Recorder/Clerk of San Diego County Ernest J. Dronenburg, Jr., announced the return of the “Walk-in-Wednesday” program, offering marriage services without the need of an appointment on certain Wednesdays this summer.
The program runs from June 18 through Aug. 27 at the County Administration Center’s office in downtown San Diego at 1600 Pacific Highway. Couples who’d like to obtain their marriage license and have their ceremony performed by a staffer can do so without an appointment.
A marriage license costs $70, while the ceremony costs an additional $88. Dronenburg said walk-ins will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. Couples that already have appointments at the County Administration Center will be given priority.
The same program was offered last summer to couples tying the knot and it's being brought back due to its success.
“I guarantee that any couple who is in our office, with the required identification and documents, by 5 p.m. during ‘Walk-In-Wednesdays’ will walk out married that same day,” said Dronenburg.
Now, for couples who can’t wed on a Wednesday, marriage licenses and ceremonies are also available at the Chula Vista, El Cajon and San Marcos offices, but by appointment only. Those offices are open for appointments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
To make an appointment for any those locations, couples can call (619) 237-0502 or visit the County Clerk website. Marriage licenses can be downloaded ahead of time too.