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Marriage License Laws

A couple, age 18 and older, wishing to get married in the Commonwealth of Virginia must obtain a marriage license. Every license for marriage is issued by the Clerk or deputy clerk of a circuit court of any county or city. The license is $30 and most Circuit Courts only accept cash. The license must be used within 60 days of issue date.

After obtaining the license, the couple, to be legally married, must go before someone officially authorized to perform religious or civil marriage ceremonies. After the ceremony is performed, the person performing the marriage has certain legal duties in completing the marriage license and returning it to the issuing Clerk, who, in turn has the legal responsibilities as to recording the license and providing a copy to the Registrar of Vital Statistics.

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    The William & Mary Alumni House

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    Virginia Beach Convention Center

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    VB National On The Green

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    Smithfield Center

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    Windsor Castle Park & Manor House

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    Doubletree By Hilton Virginia Beach

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    Cedar Point Country Club

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    The Fort Eustis Club

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    Haven On The Banks

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    Spirit Cruises of Norfolk

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    Chrysler Museum of Art

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    DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg

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    The Norva

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    Sanderling Resort

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    Hilton Norfolk The Main

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    Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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    The Mariners Museum & Park

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    Doubletree By Hilton Norfolk Airport

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    Kaplan Parish at Saint Bede

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    The Water Table at Fisherman’s Wharf Marina

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    Hilton Garden Inn

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    Virginia Living Museum

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    Colonial Williamsburg Resorts

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    Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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    Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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    Keffer Hall At Deep Creek Landing Marina

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    Historic Boxwood Inn

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    Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach

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    Westin Virginia Beach Town Center

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    YMCA at The Pines

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    Grand Affairs

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    Arrowhead YMCA Conference Center