Marriage Rites

In order to perform weddings in the Commonwealth of Virginia you must register at any Circuit Court Clerk's Office.


This office requires:

  • Original Ordination Certificate (the office will make a copy and return)
  • A letter on the church's letterhead stating you are a member in good standing and one of your duties is to perform weddings


Effective April 2, 2018, We will no longer be able to accept online ordination certificates.

Effective March 1, 2016, this office charges a fee of $22 for this service. Registration of marriage rites do not expire but may be revoked at any time.