Marriage Licenses

Applying for a Marriage License

The applicants must appear together at the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court with valid identification. The fee is $30 and may be paid by cash or personal check. The license is valid only in the Commonwealth of Virginia and must be used within sixty (60) days of issuance or returned to the Clerk’s Office for filing. There is no waiting period to be married after you receive your marriage license. The marriage ceremony must be performed by a person authorized to perform ceremonies by a Virginia Circuit Court.

Certified copies of marriage licenses issued in this office may be obtained for $2.50 or you may request a copy of the marriage license from the Division of Vital Records.

For information regarding the minimum age requirements please refer to Section 20-48 of the Code of Virginia.

Important Notice

The Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court is committed to public service. We are dedicated to providing our patrons with excellent customer service and will assist you with any questions or concerns about our policies and procedures.

However, we are prohibited by law from giving legal advice, restating the law or recommending legal action. It is not the intention of our office, nor of this web site, to offer legal solutions. Questions regarding interpretation of the law should be directed to an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The purpose of this information is to better inform the general public of procedural matters. Nothing contained herein is intended to advise anyone as to legal remedies for a particular circumstance. Circuit Court Clerks and their Deputy Clerks cannot render legal advice.