Marriage License Information

To Obtain a Marriage License


To obtain a marriage license at our Clerk’s office, you will need the following:
  • Both parties need to be present at the same time. See Who May Marry in Virginia for age requirement and prohibited marriages in Virginia.
  • Both parties must have a valid, non-expired government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, or DMV issued ID card
  • $30 fee payable by cash, check, money order or credit card. All credit card transactions will include a 4% surcharge.

Requirements


  • There are no residency requirements and couples may purchase their marriage license at any Circuit Court in Virginia.
  • The marriage ceremony must be performed in Virginia within 60 days after the license is issued. There is no waiting period required between application and issuance of the license and a couple may be married immediately after the issuance of a license.
  • No blood test is required.
  • For divorced persons, there is no statutory waiting period before marriage after the divorce is granted. A copy of divorce decree is not required.
Marriage licenses are issued Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. At the Clerk’s Office, both parties will use the marriage kiosk computer in the deed room to enter required information for application. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the application in the office and take the oath. You should plan to arrive by 4:15 pm to allow sufficient time to complete the application in our office and take the oath.

Complete the Application


YOU CAN SUBMIT THE INFORMATION BEFORE ARRIVING BY USING THE ONLINE MARRIAGE APPLICATION VIA EAGLEWEB
  • Click Enter to Login then click Public Login
  • Select Applications on Menu above.
  • Click New to start application
Our office does not provide "Justice of the Peace" services at the Courthouse for immediate unions. There is a list of civil celebrants available in our office or on the website here.

Information Required For Marriage Licenses


  • Full name
  • Address
  • Age and Date of birth
  • Place of birth (state or foreign country)
  • Race
  • Number of this marriage (first, second, third, etc)
  • Marital status (widowed or divorced, if previously married)
  • Education (highest grade completed)
  • Names of both parents (first, middle, and maiden last)