There are no residency requirements to obtain a marriage license in Virginia. A couple may go to any Circuit Court in Virginia to obtain this license. 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.
Marriages are not performed by the Clerk´s office. Marriages may be preformed by ministers whose ordination papers have been filed with the Circuit Court or by Marriage Commissioners. List of Marriage Commissioners is as follows:
- Debra Thomas: 540-644-1700
- Dorothy Harrison: 540-775-4916
To obtain a certified copy of a marriage license, the license must have been issued by the King George County Circuit Court. The certified copy can be obtained either in person or by mail. The fee for a certified copy of a marriage license is $2.50 per copy and will be made while you wait.
In order to obtain a copy by mail, the customer must prepare a written request providing the date of the marriage, the name of the groom and maiden name of the bride. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must be enclosed. The fee for a certified copy of a marriage license is $2.50 per copy. The copy will be mailed within one week from receipt of the request. Mail the request to King George County Circuit Court, 9483 Kings Highway Suite #3, King George, VA 22485.
If the marriage occurred in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but you are unsure what Circuit Court issued the marriage license, you can contact the Division of Vital Records in Richmond. Their address is Division of Vital Records, Post Office Box 1000, Richmond, VA 23219-1000. The telephone number is 804-225-5000 and their Web address is http://www.vdh.state.va.us/misc/f_08.htm