One-Time Civil Celebrant
PETITION TO PERFORM ONE-TIME CIVIL MARRIAGE CEREMONY*
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- Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
- Must never have been convicted of a felony.
- Must execute a $500.00 bond without surety. Due after the Court authorizes the petition.
- Must reside in the 26th Judicial Circuit
- Includes Clarke, Frederick, Harrisonburg, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren and Winchester
- The petition and cover sheet must be typed. Form is available in our office for completion and printing. If printing at home, please print each page separately, do not print double-sided.
- Bring a valid photo ID with you.
- There is a $61.00 filing fee payable at the time of filing the petition. We accept cash, checks, money orders and credit cards. All credit card transactions will include a 4% surcharge.
***Please note that if you are a Virginia resident and meet the eligibility requirements above, you can petition to be a one-time civil celebrant in a cirucit court in the judicial circuit where you live. There is no need to get an online ordination as Virginia does not recognize online ordinations; ref: Cramer v. Commonwealth.***