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Walton Clerk Will Issue Same Sex License, But Will No Longer Conduct Marriages

See updated story where Walton clerk says his office will no longer perform any marriage ceremonies.

Under the direction of  U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle’s clarifying order dated January 1, 2015, the Walton County Clerk of Courts & County Comptroller’s Office will begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Effective immediately, the Walton County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office will no longer perform marriage ceremonies. Walton Clerk Alex Alford says, “Due to limited resources and facilities, we are no longer able to offer this service. The Walton Clerk says, when someone requests it, couples will be provided information regarding options available for the service, including regularly ordained ministers or elders in communion with some churches, other ordained clergy, and notaries public of the state of Florida.

For information regarding marriage license requirements, please visit the Walton County Clerk of Courts & County Comptroller’s website: http://clerkofcourts/co.walton.fl.us/.

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