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Marriage Laws United States Virginia VA Wedding Officiants

How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Virginia law requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

Cost - Any person authorized to celebrate the rites of marriage shall be permitted to charge a fee not to exceed $50, Section 20-27, Code of Virginia, Domestic Relations. This information should be confirmed with the court as we may not always be notified of changes that occur.

Marriage License Laws in Virginia


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Age Requirements and Consent:

The minimum age for marriage in the Commonwealth of Virginia is sixteen (16) years for both the bride and groom; however, if either party is under eighteen (18), consent to the marriage must be given by the father, mother or legal guardian. This may be done in person by the parent or legal guardian before the person issuing the license or by written consent properly sworn to before a notary public. Special provisions are made in Virginia law to allow marriage for under age parties when the female is pregnant and for situations in which under age applicants have no parent or legal guardian.


Prohibited Marriages:

License Requirements:

Marriage Ceremony:

Certified Copies:

If a certified copy of the marriage is required, it may be obtained from the office of the clerk of court who issued the license (contact the court for the cost) or from the Virginia Division of Vital Records in Richmond, Virginia, for a fee of $12.00 for each copy. When application is made for a copy of a marriage record from the Division of Vital Records, the following information should be included: full name of groom, full maiden name of bride, date and place of marriage and the name of the circuit court that issued the marriage license.

Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics
State Health Department
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
Phone: 804-225-5000

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to update@usmarriagelaws.com.  Please include the state and county information.

Virginia County Clerk's Office

Isle Of Wight Clerk
Isle of Wight, VA
757. 365. 6233


King & Queen County Clerk
Court House, VA
804. 769. 5010


King George County Clerk
King George, VA
540. 775. 3322


King William County
King William, VA
804. 769. 4936


Loudoun County Clerk
Leesburg, VA
703. 777. 0270


Louisa County Clerk
Louisa, VA
540. 967. 5312


Lunenburg Clerk Of Court
Lunenburg, VA
804. 696. 2230


Lynchburg Clerk Of Court
Lynchburg, VA
434. 847. 1590


Madison County Clerk
Madison, VA
540. 948. 6888


Martinsville County Clerk
Martinsville, VA
540. 656. 5109


Mathews County Clerk
Matthews, VA
804. 725. 2550


Mecklenburg County Clerk
Boydton, VA
804. 738. 6191


Middlesex County Clerk
Saluda, VA
804. 758. 5317


Montgomery County Clerk
Christiansburg, VA
540. 382. 5760


Nelson County Clerk
Lovingston, VA
804. 263. 4069


New Kent County Clerk
New Kent, VA
804. 966. 9520


Newport News Clerk
Newport News, VA
757. 926. 8561


Norfolk County Clerk
Norfolk, VA
757. 664. 4380


N. Hampton County Clerk
Eastville, VA
757. 678. 0465


Northumberland County Clerk
Heathsville, VA
804. 580. 3700


Nottoway County Clerk
Nottoway, VA
804. 645. 9043


Orange County Clerk
Orange, VA
540. 672. 4066


Page County Clerk
Luray, VA
540. 743. 4064


Patrick County Clerk
Stuart, VA
540. 694. 7213


Petersburg City Clerk
Petersburg, VA
804. 733. 2367


Pittsylvania County Clerk
Chatham, VA
804. 432. 7845


Portsmouth City Clerk
Portsmouth, VA
757. 393. 8671


Powhatan County Clerk
Powhatan, VA
804. 598. 5660


Prince Edward County Clerk
Farmville, VA
804. 392. 5145


Prince George County Clerk
Prince George, VA
804. 733. 2640


Prince William County Clerk
Manassas, VA
703. 792. 6045


Pulaski County Clerk
Pulaski, VA
540. 980. 7825


Radford County Clerk
Radford, VA
540. 731.3610


Rappahannock County Clerk
Washington, VA
540. 675. 3621


Richmond City Clerk
Richmond, VA
804. 464. 6767


Richmond County Clerk
Warsaw, VA
804. 333. 3781


Roanoke City County Clerk
Roanoke City, VA
540. 853. 6702


Roanoke County Clerk
Salem, VA
540. 387. 6205


Rockbridge County Clerk
Lexington, VA
540. 463. 2644


Rockingham County Clerk
Harrisonburg, VA
540. 564. 3110


Russell County Clerk
Lebanon, VA
703. 889. 8023


Scott County Clerk
Gate City, VA
540. 386. 3801


Shenandoah County Clerk
Woodstock, VA
540. 459. 6150


Smyth County Clerk
Marion, VA
540. 783. 7186


S. Boston County Clerk
Halifax, VA
804. 476. 6211


S. Hampton County Clerk
Courtland, VA
804. 653. 2200


Spotsylvania County Clerk
Spotsylvania, VA
540. 582. 7090


Stafford County Clerk
Stafford, VA
540. 658. 8750


Staunton City Clerk
Staunton, VA
540. 332. 3874


Suffolk County Clerk
Suffolk, VA
757. 925. 6458


Surry County Clerk
Surry, VA
757. 294. 3161


Sussex County Clerk
Sussex, VA
804. 246. 5511


Tazewell County Clerk
Tazewell, VA
703. 988. 7541


Virginia Beach County Clerk
Virginia Beach, VA
757. 427. 4181


Warren County Clerk
Front Royal, VA
540. 635. 2435


Washington County Clerk
Abingdon, VA
540. 676. 6224


Waynesboro County Clerk
Waynesboro, VA
540. 942. 6616


Westmoreland County Clerk
Montross, VA
804. 493. 0108


Williamsburg-James County
Williamsburg, VA
757.564.2242


Wise County Clerk
Wise, VA
540. 328. 6111


Wythe County Clerk
Wytheville, VA
540. 223. 6050


York County Clerk
Yorktown, VA
757, 890. 3350






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