Marriage License

 

  • Marriage licenses are issued by the Circuit Court Clerk of any city or county in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • The Marriage License Application process has been automated in the Clerk’s Office.  Application Forms are available on the Public Access Terminals in our Customer Waiting Area.
  • Out-of-state-residents may apply at any Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in the Commonwealth.
  • Both parties must be present in order to obtain a marriage license.
  • No blood tests or witnesses are required.
  • This office requires a photo identification card as proof of identity.
  • Social security number or Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle control number is required.
  • The fee for the license is $30.00. Cash, Checks and MasterCard or Visa are acceptable.
  • The minimum age is 18 years old (§20-48), unless a minor has been emancipated by court order.  Upon application for a marriage license, an emancipated minor shall provide a certified copy of the order of emancipation.
  • The Officiant must return the license within 7 days of the ceremony to:
  • Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
  • License, Permits, Finance & Jury Division
  • 150 St.Paul’s Blvd. 7th Floor
  • Norfolk, VA 23510>
  • There is a Marriage Commissioner available during business hours to perform the ceremony. The Commissioner’s fee is $50.00 (cash only).  Marriage Commissioners are Cynthia Smith and Sally O’Neal.  The telephone number is (757) 664-4175.
  • The fee for certified copies of the marriage certificate is $2.50 each.
  • Marriage Commissioners are available to perform ceremonies outside the courthouse as well as Ms. Christina Montoya-Rodriguez (757) 268-4902.