Marriage Licenses


Where to Obtain

Marriage Licenses are issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court, presently located at the Courthouse, 84 Courthouse Square, 2nd Floor in Lovingston. Both parties must appear before the Clerk to obtain a license. You may obtain a license at any Circuit Court Clerk’s Office in the State of Virginia, as there are no residency requirements. This license is valid for marriages that take place in Virginia.


The minimum age at which persons may marry shall be 18, unless a minor has been emancipated by court order. Upon application for a marriage license, an emancipated minor shall provide a certified copy of the order of emancipation.

Blood Tests

Not Required.

Time Limitations

  1. No waiting period from date of issuance to marriage.
  2. No waiting period from date of divorce to remarriage.
  3. Marriage must take place within 60 days of issuance of license; otherwise it will expire.
  4. Person authorized to celebrate rites of marriage must return both copies of marriage license to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office within 5 days.


  1. $30.00 cash, local check, or money order.
  2. $2.50 for each certified copy of marriage license plus current return postage amount.

Certified Copy of Marriage License

Certified copies of marriage licenses may be obtained in person or by mail from the Clerk’s Office that issued the license. Please send requests by mail to:

Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
P.O. Box 10
84 Courthouse Square
Lovingston, VA 22949-0514

Clerk’s Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Clerk’s Office issues licenses from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Marriages are not performed by the Clerk’s Office. The clergy, minister, or other person authorized to perform the marriage must be authorized by a Circuit Court in Virginia in order to perform the marriage.

This is a list of the authorized celebrants:

Ronald Henderson (Amherst): 434-946-7192

Judy McCartney (Amherst): 434-946-7192

Brenda F. Young (Amherst): 434-238-7919

Nancy Jo Shumaker (Arrington): 434-996-5745

Christopher Greene (Arrington): 434-242-9058; 434-263-4896;

Rev. Gay Einstein (Charlottesville): 434-409-3324

James D. Charleston (Cumberland): 434-547-5137

Connie Brennan (Faber): 434-263-4690(home); 434-996-5246 (cell)

William L. Bridgwater, II (Living Word Christian Fellowship): 434-277-5193

Keith L. Smith (Love): 540-943-7625

Russ Simpson (Lovingston): 434-996-7322(cell); 434-263-5595(work); 434-263-8843(cell)

Joseph P. Madison (Lovingston): 434-263-6746; 434-996-1682

Elsie Nappier (Piney River): 434-277-5331

Serena E. Stout (Waynesboro): 540-290-2802

K. Wayne Glass, Esq. (Waynesboro): 540-943-1118 (work); 540-490-1227 (cell);

Rev. Judy Rose Wright (Wingina): 434-263-4385

Samuel W. Mazlack: 434-361-0071

Sue Mathes (Amherst): 434-981-6388


84 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 10
Lovingston, VA 22949
Lisa D. Bryant | Clerk


84 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 514
Lovingston, VA 22949
Mrs. Ashley M. Johnson | Clerk
434-263-7033 fax


84 Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 7
Lovingston, VA 22949
Heather Stevens | Clerk
434-263-7044 fax