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DeKalb County expands hours for courthouse weddings

DeKalb County is relocating the location for courthouse weddings and extending the hours of service so that more ceremonies can be performed.

Beginning April 2, magistrate judges will conduct weddings at the DeKalb County Magistrate Court Criminal Division Building at 3630 Camp Circle in Decatur. The hours will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

“In addition to having a larger space for couples, their family and friends, relocating wedding services will allow judges to perform ceremonies on Saturdays and Sundays,” Chief Magistrate Judge Berryl A. Anderson said in a news release. “This change will increase our ability to accommodate the influx of requests that we are receiving.”

Weddings will not be performed on Mondays or on holidays where county offices are closed. The service is provided free of charge and will be performed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Until the change take place, couples can continue to tie the knot at the DeKalb County Courthouse Judicial Tower from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Although magistrate judges perform the ceremonies, marriage licenses must first be obtained by the DeKalb County Probate Court.

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