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Rockingham County
Administration Center
20 E. Gay St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Marriage License Information
Obtain a Marriage License
To obtain a marriage license at our Clerk’s office, you will need the following:
  • Both parties need to be present at the same time. See Who May Marry in Virginia.
  • Valid, non-expired government issued photo IDs such as a driver’s license, passport, or DMV issued ID card  
  • $30 fee payable by cash, check, money order or VISA/MasterCard with 4% surcharge. We do not accept credit cards after 4:30 pm.

At the Clerk’s Office, both parties will enter their own information into the public marriage license computer located inside the Deed Room on the first floor, to the right of the elevator. It will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to enter your information and take the oath. Marriage licenses are issued Monday - Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. You should plan to arrive in our office by 4:45 pm to allow sufficient time to complete the application and take the oath.

There are no residency requirements and couples may purchase their marriage license at any Circuit Court in Virginia. No blood test is required. For divorced persons, there is no statutory waiting period before marriage after the divorce is granted. The marriage must be performed in Virginia within 60 days after the license is issued. There is no waiting period required between application and issuance of the license and a couple may be married immediately after the issuance of a license.

Information Required For Marriage Licenses
  • Full name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth (state or foreign country)
  • Race
  • Number of this marriage (first, second, third, etc)
  • Marital status (widowed or divorced, if previously married)
  • Education (highest grade completed)
  • Name of father (first, middle, and last)
  • Name of mother (first, middle and maiden last)

Marriage License Information
Ph: (540) 564-3126
Ph: (540) 574-4353

Contact Us

Physical & Mailing Address
Rockingham County Circuit Court
80 Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Office Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm