If you have just set a date for your wedding, it can be a really exciting time! Make sure you know all of the laws and requirements for a marriage license before the big day. Remember, requirements may vary as each county in Virginia could have their own requirements, so do your research!
You will need to present photo identification such as your driver's license, state ID, or passport. You will also need to know your parents' full names, including both your mothers' maiden names and the states where they were born.
You do not have to be a resident of West Virginia. However, if you are a West Virginia resident, you must apply in the county where you live.
Most counties will require documentation to prove a previous marriage has been dissolved either through death or divorce.
Covenant Marriage Option
Fees may vary from county to county. Cash only in some counties.
Common Law Marriages
Same Sex Marriages
If either of you are under 18 years of age, you must have the consent (in person) of a parent or guardian. There will be a three-day waiting period after you apply for the license. There may be special provisions for an under-aged bride who is pregnant.
Any ordained minister who has received authorization to perform marriages in the state of West Virginia. The court in each city and county has appointed persons who are eligible to perform civil weddings.
A marriage license is valid for sixty (60) days.