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Kern County Clerk will not issue marriage licenses at this time

Posted at 11:39 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 14:39:46-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County Bridal Association has spoken with Kern County Clerk’s office in regard to marriage licenses.

Here is their statement:

“Kern County has declared a local emergency related to the coronavirus. Effective Monday, March 16 at 5:00 p.m., Kern County moved to an essential-staffing only model until May 1 at 5:00 p.m.. Most County buildings will be closed to the public with only essential services being offered. County Clerk will not be issuing marriage licenses during this time.”

As to all marriage licenses that have already been issued. Here is some important information.

  1. All marriage licenses expire 90 days from the date issued.
  2. If you do not execute the marriage licenses before the expiration date it will expire and you will lose any and all money paid for the license.
  3. If your marriage license expires you will need to get a new marriage license and pay for it again at full price.
  4. You can still use the current marriage licenses you have in your possession.