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Couples, save the date to say “I do” on an extraordinary day that only occurs once every four years, Leap Day. With 2024 being a Leap Year, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is overjoyed to unveil extended hours for marriage services on Leap Day, Thursday, February 29, 2024 to serve all couples who wish to get married on this special date. The department’s professional and dedicated team will assist couples with marriage licenses and civil ceremonies until 6:00 p.m. at the offices in Anaheim, Laguna Hills, and the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana. Due to the popularity of Leap Day, appointments are recommended. Walk-ins are welcomed and will be served on a first come, first served basis. Couples must complete an online application prior to visiting Clerk-Recorder offices. To complete an application and/or to make an appointment, please visit the following link:

“Leap Day is the perfect backdrop for couples to let their love take flight into an exciting chapter,” said Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen. “My department looks forward to making couples’ dreams of a joyous, seamless, and romantic wedding day come true.”

While the typical calendar year is 365 days, it really takes the Earth 365.242 days to complete its orbit around the sun. February 29th is added to the calendar every four years to account for the extra time and keep our seasons aligned yearly. This gift of an extra day in 2024 makes Leap Day a wonderful choice to create lifelong memories, especially celebrating love.

With a strong commitment to customer satisfaction, efficiency, and affordability, the department has one of the lowest costs for a marriage license and a marriage ceremony in the state. Couples can obtain a public marriage license for $61 or a confidential marriage license for $66. A civil marriage ceremony can be performed for an additional $28.

To ensure a smooth experience, couples should review marriage license and civil ceremony requirements at the following link:

For any questions, please call the department’s information line at (714) 834-2500 during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays. For media inquiries, please contact Billy Le at 714-834-2248.