Virginia Marriage License Information

Virginia Marriage Requirements

Marriage licenses are issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. There are no residency requirements to obtain a marriage license in Virginia. Couples may obtain a marriage license from any circuit court in Virginia. Once the license is issued, there is no waiting period and no blood test is required. The marriage license is valid for 60 calendar days and the marriage must take place in Virginia.

The license fee is $30.00 payable to the Clerk. You can get married the same day.

Both applicants must appear together in person at the Courthouse and be at least 18 years of age. The couple needs to bring the following to the Courthouse: (1) Online Marriage License Pre-Application confirmation document, (if they used our Online Pre-Application); (2) $30 cash or debit card (3) a valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport or military identification card); (4) Social Security Number for each applicant (they do not need to bring their social security card); and (5) the full names of each applicant’s parents (including full middle names) as they appear on their birth certificates. (If a parent’s maiden name differs from their current name, the applicant must provide that parent’s full maiden name.)

Most court houses do not provide "Justice of the Peace" services on site.

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