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Marriage Licenses
Requirements and Fees:
  • Both applicants must be 18 years of age, unless emancipated by a court order (VA Code § 20-48);
  • Both applicants must appear in person with a valid government-issued photo identification, including foreign identification legible in English;
  • Fee for a marriage license is $30 (payable by cash or credit card);
  • Birth names of both parents;
  • Loudoun County residency, proof of divorce, witnesses or blood tests are not required to obtain a marriage license from Loudoun County Clerk of Circuit Court.
Marriage License:
  • Application can be completed and submitted here (Internet Explorer only) before arriving to the Clerk's Office or upon arrival using our public computer terminal;
  • Marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date of issue and is to be used for a marriage ceremony in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Marriage license can't be issued retroactively;
  • Marriage license/certificate can't be issued to document a marriage that had taken place outside the United States; legal marriages that take place overseas are recognized as legal and documentation supplied by a foreign agency will serve as proof of marriage;
  • Unused/expired marriage licenses must be returned back to the Clerk's Office (VA Code § 20-21).        

Marriage Ceremony: 
  • Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court does not perform marriage ceremonies;
  • Couple is responsible for making arrangements for the ceremony; person performing the ceremony is permitted to charge fees (VA Code § 20-27);
  • List of Civil Celebrants qualified by Loudoun County Circuit Court is available here;
  • Officiant will retain both copies of the marriage license and shall file it with the Clerk of the Circuit Court within 5 days following the ceremony (VA Code §32.1-267 (C)).

Copies of the Marriage License/Certificate:
  • Clerk's Office (for licenses issued by Loudoun County Clerk of Circuit Court): in person or by completing mail-in request form; fee is $2.50 per copy; 
Exemplified copy, frequently referred to as "Triple Seal", of a Marriage License can be requested from the Clerk's Office; fee is $5.00 per copy.
Additional Resources:
Apostille/Great Seal (Secretary of the Commonwealth)
Out-of-state Minister Authorization
One-time Civil Celebrant Authorization

Contact UsKevin Blatchley
Chief Deputy Business Services

Ph: 703-771-5647
Email: Public Services Division

Quick Links

•  Marriage License Application
•  Civil Celebrants List

Related Links

•  Division of Vital Records
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Physical Address:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Attn: Public Services
18 East Market St.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Mailing Address:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Attn: Public Services
P.O. Box 550
Leesburg, VA 20178

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