Marriage License Information

To Obtain a Marriage License during covid-19 pandemic


  • Who May Marry In Virginia
  • 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.

Complete the Application

  • Click Enter to Login then click Public Login
  • Select Applications on Menu above.
  • Click New to start application 
  • Although the email and phone number fields are optional, we request that you enter at least one during this time for questions that may arise during preparation of the affidavit. Email is required if you want to receive your affidavit via email. 
2) We will process submitted applications within 24 hours, excluding weekends. If you did not enter an email address, the affidavit will be mailed to Party A's address. If you did enter an email address, we will email the affidavit. Providing invalid or insufficient information for the application will delay the process. If you did not enter an email address or phone number to contact you with questions about invalid or insufficient information, we will not be able to prepare the affidavit. 

3)  Affidavit will need to be signed in front of a notary. If both parties cannot visit the notary at the same time, you can print two copies to sign separately. If you are unable to print the affidavit that was emailed to you, contact our office and we will mail it to you.  

4) Once the affidavit is notarized, you will need to either mail (preferred method) or drop off the affidavit (open 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday) in the mail slot on the Deed Room door, first floor to the right of the elevator in the Circuit Court lobby. Fee of $30 is required with the affidavit. Payment can be exact cash, check or money order made payable to Clerk of Court or you can complete the credit card information on the bottom of the affidavit (fee will be $31.20 with VISA/MasterCard/Discover/AmEx).  If mailed, please do not mail cash.

Can be mailed to: 
Rockingham County Circuit Court
ATTN: Marriage Affidavit
80 Court Square 
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

5) We will prepare the license once we receive the notarized affidavit(s). If you indicated that you want to pick up the license, we will notify you when it is ready by text. If you drop off the license between 8:30am-4:20pm Monday-Friday, we will have it ready for you within 10 minutes but waiting in the lobby will not be allowed. If Permit Parking spot #12 or #13 is open on the north side of Court Square, you can park there to drop off and to wait. If dropped off after 4:20pm, it will be available for pick up the next day the office is open. License is valid for 60 days. 

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)
  • Number of this marriage (first, second, third, etc)
  • Marital status (widowed or divorced, if previously married)
  • Education (highest grade completed)
  • Full birth names of both parents (first, middle, and maiden last)