Marriage licenses

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The Montgomery County Circuit Court issues marriage licenses from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Both spouses must be present for the application process. You must bring a valid, in-date, government-issued photo ID with you to apply. Some examples are a drivers license, military I.D., or a passport. Please contact our office with any questions regarding this requirement.

A marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued. The marriage license is valid immediately upon issuance - there is no waiting period. If you do not have a ceremony performed within 60 days of obtaining the license, the license is null and void, and you must reapply.

Once issued, the license is valid for a ceremony anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia marriage licenses are not valid outside the state limits. Additionally, your ceremony must be performed by a minister or officiant who is authorized to officiate marriages within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The current cost of a marriage license is $30. You may apply for the license either via the link above, or when you come into the office. Regardless of application method, the license must be picked up in person.

If you wish to have a civil ceremony, you must make your own arrangements with a minister or marriage officiant. Neither the Judges nor the Circuit Court Clerk currently perform weddings. In their stead, there are two civil officiants who serve the county, and they can be contacted via phone for ceremony appointments.

 Bill Brown: (540) 951-3391

 Eddie Bowen: (540) 250-6153 

If you have misplaced your marriage license packet or you need another copy of the forms, please view and/or print a replacement copy.

To obtain certified copies of your marriage license, please refer to the above link for the marriage license packet. The first page of the packet contains all the information and requirements for getting copies.


Clerk of Circuit Court
County Courthouse
55 East Main St., Suite 1
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 382-5760

1 - Marriage Licenses, Payment Options and other General Questions
2 - Criminal division
3 - Civil division
4 - Probate division
5 - Land records/Record room
6 - Jury Information

Public hours:

Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recording hours: 
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marriage license hours:
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.