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Civil Celebrant Appointment (Marriage Officiants)
To be a One-Time Ceremony Civil Celebrant, the individual must reside in Loudoun County. A petition must be filed and a $84 filing fee paid to the Circuit Court. The completed petition will be forwarded to a Circuit Court judge for review and approval. Once the order has been approved, the petitioner must post a $500 bond. Please note that the Loudoun County Circuit Court is no longer accepting petitions for Permanent Civil Celebrants.

Out-of-State Minister Petition
An Out-of-State Minister petition and $84 filing fee must be submitted to the Circuit Court. The petitioner must also submit their certificate of ordination and proof of his or her position as a minister within the church or religious organization on official church letterhead. We encourage you to petition in the county in which the marriage is taking place. The Loudoun County Circuit Court Judges do not recognize any online ordinations, for example The Universal Life Church per the Attorney General opinion examined in Cramer v Commonwealth.


Contact UsKimberly Walker
Civil Division Manager

Robert Sproul
Civil Division Supervisor

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

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