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Clerk of Court
The Honorable Wendy S. Hughes

Phone: (804) 748-1241

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This email account is intended for general inquiries only. For specific case-related inquiries, please call the Clerk’s Office during public service hours to speak with a staff member in the appropriate division.

The Court does not accept case-related filings via the Internet, e-mail or fax.
Filings are accepted via mail, courier or hand delivery.

Public Service Hours
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Recording Hours
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 125
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0909

Street Address
9500 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Circuit Court Clerk - Obtaining a Marriage License

Marriage licenses are

  • issued from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • issued regardless of the applicants' county of residence as long as the marriage will take place in Virginia.
  • valid for 60 days.


  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope should be presented for the return of a certified copy of the license.
  • Both parties must be present and must be prepared to present a valid government-issued photo I.D. to confirm age eligibility. 
    • The minimum age at which persons may marry is 18, unless a minor has been emancipated by court order.
    • Upon application for a marriage license, an emancipated minor must provide a certified copy of the order of emancipation.
  • If either party is divorced, a certified copy of the final divorce decree should be provided.
    • This can be obtained from the court where the divorce was obtained.
    • If the divorce was obtained in Chesterfield, there is no need to present a copy of the final decree.


  • The marriage license fee is $32.50.


Access the Clerk’s automated marriage license application system - Using this online application will speed the marriage license issuance process.

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