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

Religious Celebrant Authorization Information

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Overview

Clergy affiliated with a church in the Commonwealth of Virginia and clergy affiliated with a church outside the Commonwealth of Virginia who wish to perform a wedding ceremony in Virginia, must receive authorization through a Virginia Circuit Court prior to performing the ceremony. This is pursuant to §20-23 and §20-26 of the Code of Virginia. Please allow approximately 10 business days for processing
The Fairfax Circuit Court Judges do not recognize online ordinations such as the Universal Life Church, American Marriage Ministries or other similar online organizations pursuant to Cramer v. Commonwealth.
 

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