Marriage licenses see rate hike

NORWALK - Effective Feb. 1, it will cost more money to marry in Los Angeles County.The fee hike was authorized by the County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 22. According to the county, current fees are "below actual processing costs." After Feb. 1, a public marriage license will cost $90, up from the current $70. A confidential marriage license will cost $85, a $15 increase. Marriage license fees were previously increased in 2004 and "no longer reflect current processing costs," officials said. "The increase in fees will ensure that Los Angeles County can recover the full costs for marriage license services and provide quality customer service," the county said in a statement.

********** Published: January 22, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 40