Wednesday, December 23, 2009

L.A. Marriage License Fee Hike

This is my public service announcement to Los Angeles couples getting married in the next few months: you may want to get your marriage license now.  As of January 21, marriage license fees are going up in Los Angeles County from $70 to $90.  Licenses are good for 90 days, so save yourself $20 and get it before January 21.  Also, I strongly recommend picking up your license at the Beverly Hills courthouse because it's a whole lot prettier than the Norwalk, Van Nuys, LAX or the Downtown courthouses.  Not that prettiness is everything, but if you perhaps wanted a photo or two, the Beverly Hills courthouse is hands down your best regional option. On the conveneice/ease of use factor, they also get high marks for friendliness and efficiency at Beverly Hills. And now, I'm off to update by own budget spreadsheet...

7 comments:

  1. I wondered how long the L.A. County marriage licenses were good for. Thanks so much for the info! =)

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  2. Goodness! That is expensive. I will stop complaining about MA prices (I too chose my license purchasing town based on prettiness.)

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  3. Beverly Hills court house sounds so glamorous to me. I used to love that Troop Beverly Hills movie in the 90s. Ha.

    Happy Holidays. x

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  4. Wow $20 is a big jump. Here in MN the fee is $110 or $40 with 12 hours of special premarital counseling. They are good for 6 months in MN.

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  5. Most helpful wedding PSA ever. ;) Thank you! We'll be getting ours next week now.

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  6. hope you had a great holiday! I nominated your pretty little blog for a beautiful blogger award!

    http://craftmybride.blogspot.com/2009/12/there-is-only-7-interesting-things.html

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  7. Thank you so much for this info! Since it's good for 90 days, then we will be able to get ours before Jan 21.

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