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Circuit Court Clerk - Marriage License and Copies
 
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Clerk of Court
The Honorable Wendy S. Hughes

Phone: (804) 748-1241

Email Us

circuitcourtclerk@chesterfield.gov

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.


Filings
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
Circuit Court Clerk - Marriage License and Copies

Obtaining a Marriage License

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

Marriage licenses are

  • issued  8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • valid for 60 days

Requirements

  • Marriage must take place in Virginia.
  • 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 must be provided. A copy is not required if finalized in Chesterfield.

Fees

The marriage license fee is $32.50

Payments

Payment types accepted

Obtaining a Copy of a Marriage License

Copies of marriage licenses issued between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 2001 

Requirements 

  • To obtain a copy, the bride or groom must visit the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in person with a government-issued identification card (e.g., driver’s license). 
  • Certified copies are available in the Clerk's Office during regular public service hours.

NOTE: In the event the bride or groom is unable to visit the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, copies may be obtained through the Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics.

Fees

Certified copies are $2.50 each

Payments

Payment types accepted

Copies of marriage licenses issued prior to July 1, 1997 or after June 30, 2001 

Requirements  

  • Marriage licenses issued during these timeframes are public records. 
  • Written requests for certified copies should include the following: full names of both parties (including maiden name as applicable), date of marriage, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and payment.
  • Certified copies are available in the Clerk's Office during regular public service hours or via written request.

Fees

Certified copies are $2.50 each

Payments

Payment types accepted