The San Bernardino County Clerkâs Office witnessed one of its busiest days of the year for marriage ceremonies: Valentineâs Day.
In 2021, the county clerk performed 4,197 ceremonies, averaging out to 16 marriage ceremonies performed per workday. On Valentineâs Day this year, 42 couples were married by the county clerk.
âValentineâs Day is a very busy day for county clerks throughout the state of California,â said Bob Dutton, San Bernardino Countyâs assessor-recorder-clerk. âThis year, the San Bernardino County Clerk expanded marriage services to take place outdoors, taking advantage of Southern Californiaâs beautiful sunny weather and adhering to local public health guidelines to keep both staff and the public safe.â
The ample outdoor space also allowed for friends and family members of couples to attend. County clerk staff decorated the west end parking lot of the Hall of Records main office with various Valentineâs Day photo backdrops. The ARC Mobile Unit was also utilized to process marriage license and marriage ceremony requests outdoors.
To learn more about the San Bernardino County Clerk’s marriage services, including hours and appointment information, visit: https://sbcountyarc.org/services/marriage/