Circuit Court

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4PM Monday-Friday

4110 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

John T. Frey,
Clerk of the Court

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The Public Service Division of the Fairfax Circuit Court is located on the first floor of the Fairfax County Courthouse at 4110 Chain Bridge Road in Suite 116. Telephone 703-691-7320 (press 3 then 4), (TTY 711).


Marriage licenses are issued by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. There are no residency requirements to obtain a marriage license in Virginia. A couple may go to any circuit court in Virginia to obtain this license. Once the license is issued, there is no waiting period and no blood test is required. The marriage license is valid for 60 calendar days and the marriage must take place in Virginia.


The fee is $30.00 payable by cash or credit card (Visa or MasterCard only with a 4% processing fee).


The couple must appear before the Clerk together to obtain a license and be 18 years of age or older. The couple must provide the following: (i) valid photo identification (a valid driver's license with picture, passport or military identification); (ii) $30 cash or credit card (MasterCard and Visa only with a 4% transaction fee); (iii) their social security number (they do not need to bring their social security card); and (iv) the full names of each applicant’s parents (including full middle names) as they appear on their birth certificates. (If a parent’s maiden name differs from their current name, the applicant must provide that parent’s full maiden name.

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. Please see the Marriage Celebrants section of our website for more information.

Special Requirements for Minors 

Pursuant to §20-48 of the Virginia Code, the minimum age at which a person may marry is 18, unless the minor has been emancipated by court order. Upon application for a marriage license, the emancipated minor must provide a certified copy of the court order of emancipation to the Public Service Division.

Online Marriage License Pre-Application 

Marriage license applicants who are 18 years of age or older, can complete the Online Marriage License Pre-Application below and submit it directly to the Fairfax Circuit Court. Upon submission, you will receive a confirmation document via e-mail. Within 60 days of submission, bring the confirmation document, payment and a valid photo id (driver’s license, passport or military identification card) to the Public Service Division of the Fairfax Circuit Court to obtain your license. Both applicants must appear at the courthouse together.


If you have any questions, please contact the Fairfax Circuit Court Clerk's Office at 703-691-7320, press 3, 4 (TTY 711).

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