Newsom Issues Executive Order on Marriages During COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed Executive Order N-58-20 allowing adults to obtain a marriage license, at the discretion of their local county clerk, via videoconferencing as long as both adults are located within the State of California, are present, and can present identification during the video conference. The license can then be issued via email. Adults will also be able to conduct a ceremony to solemnize the marriage via videoconference as long as both parties are present and have at least one witness who can join the live video conference.