Van Nuys is now home of a new district office of the county registrar-recorder, which saves San Fernando Valley couples from having to drive to Norwalk for a marriage license. The new branch will also provide Valley residents local access to vital records.
Budget cuts in 1991 forced the department to consolidate operations at its Norwalk headquarters.
County Clerk Conny McCormack said the Valley office is part of the department's goal to serve people within 20 miles of their homes. Aside from the main office in Norwalk, Van Nuys becomes the registrar's fifth district office. Another office will open at Los Angeles Airport early next year.
McCormack said Van Nuys will be the largest district office, providing records and services such as birth and death certificates, real estate records, notary oaths, voter and polling information, deed recording and filing of fictitious business names.
Marriage ceremonies can be performed on Fridays by appointment.