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Wanna Get Married? After Coronavirus Disruption, Ventura County Set To Resume Issuing Licenses


So, has coronavirus disrupted your marriage plans? The closure of the Ventura County Government Center for the last seven weeks meant that people couldn’t go to the county clerk’s office to get marriage licenses. Ventura County Clerk-Recorder Mark Lunn says they will begin issuing licenses again on Monday.

But, there will be some restrictions. People must submit to healthy screening by the county to enter the building. Only the two applicants will be allowed into the building. You must bring and wear masks. And, at least one of the applicants must be from Ventura County.

The applications must be completed online in advance. The county won’t be performing marriage ceremonies, so you’ll have to find your own officiant. Once the license is issued, under state law you have 90 days for the ceremony to take place.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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