Your Marriage Licenses and COVID-19

The Kern County Bridal Association has spoken with the 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 PM, Kern County moved to an essential-staffing only model until May 1 at 5:00 PM. 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.” http://www.kerncountyclerk.com/

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.

You can contact any of these officiants to complete your wedding ceremony

 Officiant Kyle Brown

Kyle Brown Officiant

Are you looking for a wedding officiant in Bakersfield, CA? I can help you create a wedding ceremony full of memories.  I perform all types of weddings from simple ceremonies in my office to elegant weddings at the Bell Tower. I am a Non-Denominational Reverend and would love to officiate your wedding.
You can find more information on my website http://www.revkylebrown.com or give me a call at 661-633-9200 or cell 661-979-1197


Officiant Sarah Bertrand

I’ve been ordained to officiate weddings since December 2012. From simple civil ceremonies to handfasting, and everything in between, I’m at your service!
More info . . 661-378-4427


 Officiant Steve Isenman

Experienced, competent, friendly, peaceful
Traditional- Creative, ceremonies always designed to reflect you More information or give me a call at 661-742-9253


Officiant Loron Hodge

Are you planning a wedding soon? If so, I would be honored to officiate the ceremony for you. My Name is Loron Hodge and I am a Licensed Professional Chaplain here in Bakersfield and a member of Valley Baptist Church.  More Info. . . (661) 319-6405