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Marriage Licenses: Requirements and Guidelines
Requirements to obtain a marriage license:                       
  • Both applicants must appear in person to apply for a marriage license;
  • Pursuant to § 20-48, Code of Virginia: "The minimum age at which persons may marry shall be 18, 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";
  • Applicants must present a valid, non-expired Government-issued photo identification; foreign-issued ID’s are accepted as long as they are in English;
  • Marriage license expires 60 days after it is issued-applicants should apply for a marriage license within 60 days of their marriage ceremony;
  • Fee of $30 in a form cash or credit card (credit card payments are subject to convenience fee);
  • Applicants are required to include their social security number or a Virginia issued DMV control number;
  • Applicants are required to provide both parents birth names.

  • Not required to obtain a marriage license:
  • Applicants do not have to be residents of Loudoun County or Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Proof of divorce is not required for previously married and divorced applicants;
  • Witnesses are not required;
  • Blood tests are not required.
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