Marriage licenses are issued from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Licenses are issued regardless of the applicants' county of residence as long as the marriage will take place in Virginia.
The marriage license fee is $32.50. Payment may be made by cash, check or money order (payable to the Chesterfield Circuit Court Clerk). Debit and credit cards are not accepted for the payment of such fees.
Both parties must be present and must be prepared to present a valid government-issued photo I.D. to confirm age eligibility.
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.
A self-addressed, stamped envelope should be presented for the return of a certified copy of the license.
The marriage license is valid for 60 days. If the marriage does not take place within 60 days from the date the license was issued, a new license must be issued and additional fees must be tendered. There is no provision for a refund.
The Clerk's Office is pleased to provide an automated system by which you can apply online for your marriage license - the first of its kind in the Commonwealth! After online submission of the application, both parties must still appear in the Clerk's Office to claim the license within ten (10) days. Click here to submit your application.