Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses are issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, located at 73 Bowden Street, Saluda, VA. 23149. The fee is $32.50. Both parties must appear before the Clerk to obtain a license and must be 18 years of age or older (proof of age required, i.e. valid drivers license, passport or military identification), or if between 16 and 18, a parent must appear with identification. The court will provide a special affidavit for the parents´ signature. Cash or checks only. Must be completed by 4:00 pm.

There are no residency requirements to obtain a marriage license in Virginia. A couple may go to any Circuit Court in Virginia to obtain this license. Once the license is issued, there is no waiting period and no blood test is required. The marriage license is valid for 60 calendar days and the marriage must take place in Virginia.

Marriages are not performed by the Clerk´s office. Marriages may be preformed by ministers whose ordination papers have been filed with the Circuit Court or by Marriage Commissioners.

To obtain a certified copy of a marriage license, the license must have been issued by the Middlesex County Circuit Court. The certified copy can be obtained either in person or by mail. The fee for a certified copy of a marriage license is $2.50 per copy and will be made while you wait.

In order to obtain a copy by mail, the customer must prepare a written request providing the date of the marriage, the name of the groom and maiden name of the bride. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must be enclosed. The fee for a certified copy of a marriage license is $2.50 per copy. The copy will be mailed within one week from receipt of the request. Mail the request to Middlesex County Circuit Court, P.O. Box 158, Saluda, VA. 23149.

If the marriage occurred in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but you are unsure what Circuit Court issued the marriage license, you can contact the Division of Vital Records in Richmond. Their address is Division of Vital Records, Post Office Box 1000, Richmond, VA 23219-1000. The telephone number is 804-225-5000.

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