NORWALK - Norwalk Superior Court is making plans to accommodate all couples looking to tie the knot this Valentine's Day. The courthouse will set up multiple wedding ceremony areas for the large number of couples expected to exchange vows on Monday. No appointment is necessary for marriage ceremonies on Valentine's Day. "Valentine's Day is always our busiest day of the year for weddings," said Dean Logan, registrar-recorder and county clerk. "In an effort to provide the highest level of service to couples wishing to marry on Feb. 14, we are providing them the opportunity to obtain a marriage license and to be wed in a civil ceremony that same day." There are no residency or citizenship requirements for couples wishing to obtain a marriage license and be married in a civil ceremony on Monday. But couples must be at least 18 years old to wed. To save time, couples can apply for a marriage license ahead of time at lavote.net/cler/marriages.cfm. On Monday, couples can head to the courthouse, pay the license fee (which is $90 for a public license and $85 for a confidential license), and be wed. The fee for a civil ceremony is $25, payable by cash, check or money order. To complete the marriage license, a couple must appear together in person, each present one form of valid, non-expired photo identification, and provide proof of a divorce degree if divorced within the last two years. Volunteer deputy marriage commissioners will perform the ceremonies from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-in applicants will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Couples are urged to arrive early.
********** Published: February 10, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 43