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Marriage License

General Information

Marriage licenses are issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. There are no residency requirements and a couple may go into any
Circuit Court to obtain a marriage license; however, the marriage must take place in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Once the license
is issued, there is no waiting period and no blood rest required. The marriage license is valid for 60 calendar days and the Clergy,
Minister or Civil Celebrant performing the ceremony must be authorized by a Circuit Court of this Commonwealth.

What to Bring:

To obtain a marriage license, both parties must:

After the Ceremony:

After the Clerk's Office has received and recorded your license, you may obtain a certified copy. You will need a certified copy if requesting a change of name either with the Division of Motor Vehicles or the Social Security Administration. You may either appear in person in the Clerk's Office or you may mail your request. The fee for each certified copy is $2.50. You will need to know both names of spouses, the date of the marriage and the location of the ceremony. If mailing the request, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and mail to:

Henry County Circuit Court
Attn: Marriage License
3160 King's Mountain Road, Suite B
Martinsville, VA 24112

List of Civil Celebrants for Henry County: