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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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    Haven On The Banks

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    Virginia Living Museum

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    Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach

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    Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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    Spirit Cruises of Norfolk

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    The Water Table at Fisherman’s Wharf Marina

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    The Mariners Museum & Park

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    The Fort Eustis Club

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    Colonial Williamsburg Resorts

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    Arrowhead YMCA Conference Center

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    Windsor Castle Park & Manor House

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    Doubletree By Hilton Norfolk Airport

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    Sanderling Resort

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    Grand Affairs

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    Hilton Norfolk The Main

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    VB National On The Green

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    Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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    Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel

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    Virginia Beach Convention Center

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    Hilton Garden Inn

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    Westin Virginia Beach Town Center

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    Cedar Point Country Club

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    Smithfield Center

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    Kaplan Parish Hall at Saint Bede

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    Doubletree By Hilton Virginia Beach