The minimum age for marriage in Virginia is 18 years old, unless a minor has been emancipated by court order.
Marriage licenses are issued from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Licenses are issued regardless of the applicants' residence as long as the marriage will take place in Virginia.
Both parties must be present and must present a photo I.D.
The marriage license fee is $30.00. Payment must be cash or credit/debit card.
Blood tests are not required.
The marriage license is valid for 60 days. If the marriage does not take place within 60 days from the date the license was issued, a new license must be issued and additional fees must be tendered. There is no provision for a refund.
If either party is divorced, the date of the final divorce decree is required. Applicants must furnish first, middle and last names of parents, including maiden name of mother.
You may purchase certified copies of the marriage license for a fee of $2.50 each.
We do not conduct wedding ceremonies, but do have a list of civil celebrants if requested.
The marriage celebrant returns the executed marriage license to the Clerk's Office for permanent retention.
Contact the Social Security Administration and DMV in order to obtain information regarding requirements for changing names.
Before visiting the Clerk's Office to request authorization, please contact the office by phone at 804-646-6506 to confirm the process to follow.