Covid 19 and Remote Weddings in Los Angeles County

In March of 2020, in response to the covid-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk closed all of its offices to the public.

In late April, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order allowing couples to get marriage licenses through videoconferencing.  For the next 60 days (at least as of this posting), adults can get a marriage license, at the discretion of their local county clerk, as long as both adults are physically in California, are present in the videoconference, and are able to show proper identification.  The license will be issued via e-mail to the couple.

In response to the executive order, the County of Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s offices are now set up to issue marriage licenses by videoconferencing.  At the conference the couple will purchase their marriage license and have their civil ceremony at the same time, but only if the following criteria are met:

One individual must be a resident of Los Angeles County

Both individuals must be in the same place in the State of California

Both individuals must have valid government identification

There must be a device with video/audio capabilities (desktop, laptop, tablet or phone)

Must have an internet connection.

To book an appointment call 800-201-8999 and press Option 1.  All couples will be accommodated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

This marriage and licensing system will remain in effect until further notice.

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