Valentine's Day is a popular day to get married, and it falls on a Saturday this year.
For those who favor a civil wedding in the small "chapel" of the Sutter County Clerk's Office,
Sutter County Clerk-Recorder Donna Johnston has announced the office will open for marriage ceremonies,
for part of the day and by appointment only.
"We will be open at least part of the day to perform civil marriage ceremonies for those couples who
make advance arrangements by calling or coming in to the office to schedule a time," Johnston said.
"We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins that day."
A civil service in the area set aside by the Clerk-Recorder's Office for wedding ceremonies costs
$26, which does not include a marriage license (they range from $62 to $64 depending on
whether they are confidential).You can bring your own witness, or the County will provide a witness for $15.75.
Johnston said she has already received inquiries about weddings on that Saturday. "It just doesn't seem right that we
would not be able to provide an opportunity for a civil marriage on Valentine's Day. We'll accommodate as many as we can."
For information about marriage licenses and to reserve a time for a civil ceremony, call 530-822-7134,
or visit the website: http://www.suttercounty.org/doc/government/depts/cr/cr_marriage_license