Marriage Information

Marriage License Information

Marriage Celebrant Information

  • Fairfax County Civil Marriage Celebrants PDF icon - Fairfax County does not provide "Justice of the Peace" services at the Courthouse. Civil Marriage Celebrants are available by appointment at the location of your choosing. Contact the celebrants listed to schedule arrangements for your ceremony.
  • 'One Time' Civil Marriage Celebrant Information PDF icon - Individuals wishing to perform a wedding ceremony in Virginia must obtain prior court authorization. Must be a resident of Fairfax County or the City of Fairfax to qualify.
  • Religious Celebrant Authorization Information - Clergy wishing to perform a wedding ceremony in Virginia must obtain prior court authorization.
  • Celebrant Instructions PDF icon - Details for authorized marriage celebrants about completing, signing, and returning a marriage license.
  • Wedding ceremonies are not required to take place in any official location. Ceremonies can be performed anywhere (with permission of the property owner) within the Commonwealth of Virginia. As a courtesy, a list of government offices that can be reserved for holding a wedding ceremony is provided below. Please call the individual facilities for the room size and availability.

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