Clerk of Circuit Court service modifications due to COVID-19 (coronavirus):

Pursuant to Governor Northam's Executive Order No. 63, all persons entering the Courthouse will be required to have a face covering beginning Friday, May 29, 2020, and continuing until further Order.

Read Executive Order No. 63

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Marriage licenses

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The Montgomery County Circuit Court issues marriage licenses from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. Both spouses must be present for the application process. You must bring a valid, non-expired, U.S. or state government issued photo ID with you to apply. Some examples are drivers licenses, military ID's or U.S. passports. Please contact our office with any questions regarding this requirement.

A marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued. The marriage license is valid immediately upon issuance - there is no waiting period. If the couple is not married within 60 days of obtaining the license, the license is null and void and can no longer be used and a new marriage license must be obtained.

Once issued, the license is valid anywhere in the state of Virginia. Virginia marriage licenses are not valid outside the state limits. The couple must be married by a minister or officiant who is authorized to perform marriages within Virginia.

The current cost of a marriage license is $30. You will apply for the license when you come into the office.

If you wish to be married at the Courthouse, you must make your own arrangements with a minister or marriage officiant. Neither the Judges nor the Circuit Court Clerk currently perform weddings. Bill Brown currently serves as a marriage celebrant for the county, and can be contacted via phone at (540) 951-3391 to schedule ceremony appointments.

If you have misplaced your marriage license packet or you need another copy of the forms, please view and/or print a replacement copy.

To obtain certified copies of your marriage license, please refer to the above link for the marriage license packet. The first page of the packet contains all the information and requirements for getting copies.

Clerk of Circuit Court
County Courthouse
55 East Main St., Suite 1
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 382-5760

1 - Marriage Licenses, Passports, Payment Options and other General Questions
2 - Criminal division
3 - Civil division
4 - Probate division
5 - Land records/Record room
6 - Jury Information

Public hours:
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recording hours: Mon.-Fri.
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Passport acceptance hours:
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Marriage license hours:
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.