Marriage License Information

To Obtain a Marriage License during covid-19 closure


  • 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  
2) We will process submitted applications within 24 hours, excluding weekends. If you did not enter an email address, the application will be mailed to Party A's address. If you enter an email address, we will email the application. 

3) The application 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.  

4) Once the application is notarized, you will need to either mail or drop off the application (open 8:30am-12:00pm, Monday-Friday) in the mail slot on the Deed Room door, first floor to the right of the elevator. Payment of $30 by check or money order only (payable to Clerk of Court) is required with the application. Mail to: 
Rockingham County Circuit Court
ATTN: Marriage Application
80 Court Square 
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

5) We will prepare the license once we receive the notarized applications. If you indicate 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-11:50am 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 is open on the north side of Court Square, you can park there to drop off and to wait. If dropped off after 11:50am, it will be available the next day the office is open. 

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)