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Rockingham County
Administration Center
20 E. Gay St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Marriage License Information
To 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 for age requirement and prohibited marriages in Virginia. 
  • Both parties must have a valid, non-expired government issued photo ID 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.

Marriage licenses are issued Monday - Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. At the Clerk’s Office, both parties will complete an application form. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the form in the office and take the oath. You should plan to arrive by 4:45 pm to allow sufficient time to complete the application in our office and take the oath.

**You can also use the Marriage Application Form online to submit the information to our office prior to arriving to expedite the process. We will have the application ready for review upon your arrival.** 


  • There are no residency requirements and couples may purchase their marriage license at any Circuit Court in Virginia. 
  • The marriage ceremony 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. 
  • No blood test is required. 
  • For divorced persons, there is no statutory waiting period before marriage after the divorce is granted. A copy of divorce decree is not required. 

Our office does not provide "Justice of the Peace" services at the Courthouse for immediate unions. There is a list of civil celebrants available in our office or on the website here

Information Required For Marriage Licenses
  • Full name
  • Address
  • Age and 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)
  • Names of both parents (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