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Marriage license requirements in the state of West Virginia. Here's what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about the West Virginia marriage laws before you apply for the West Virginia marriage license application.

How Much a Marriage License Cost?

West Virginia law requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

It will cost you $56 for a marriage license in West Virginia. Fee may vary from county to county. Cash only.


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Marriage License in West Virginia

ID Requirement:

You will need to present photo identification such as your driver's license, state ID, or passport. You will also need to know your parents' full names, including your mothers' maiden names, and the states where they were born.

Residency Requirement:

You do not have to be a resident of West Virginia. However, if you are a West Virginia resident, you must apply in the county where you live.

Previous Marriages:

Most counties will require documentation to prove a previous marriage has been dissolved either through death or divorce.

Covenant Marriage Option:

No.

Waiting Period:

None.

Fees:

$56 approximately. Fee may vary from county to county. Cash only.

Other Tests:

None.

Cousin Marriages:

No.

Common Law Marriages:

No.

Same Sex Marriages:

No.

Under 18:

If either of you are under 18 years of age, you must have the consent (in person) of a parent or guardian. There will be a three-day waiting period after you apply for the license. There may be special provisions for an underaged bride who is pregnant.

Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.

Officiants:

Any ordained minister who has received authorization to perform marriages in the state of West Virgina. The court in each city and county has appointed persons who are eligible to perform civil weddings.

Valid:

License is valid for sixty (60) days.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

For marriage records, you will need to contact the Marriage License Clerk, County Court House in there county where the license was issued.

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to update@usmarriagelaws.com.  Please include the state and county information.

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West Virginia County Clerk's Office

Barbour County Clerk
Philippi, WV
304. 457. 2232


Berkeley County Clerk
Martinsburg, WV
304. 264. 1927


Boone County Clerk
Madison, WV
304. 369. 7331


Braxton County Clerk
Sutton, WV
304. 765. 2833


Brooke County Clerk
Wellsburg, WV
304. 737. 3661


Cabell County Clerk
Huntington, WV
304. 526. 8631


Calhoun County Clerk
Grantsville, WV
304. 354. 6725


Clay County Clerk
Clay, WV
304. 587. 4259


Doddridge County Clerk
West Union, WV
304. 873. 2631


Fayette County Clerk
Fayetteville, WV
304. 574. 1200


Gilmer County Clerk
Glenville, WV
304. 462. 7641


Grant County Clerk
Petersburg, WV
304. 257. 4550


Greenbrier County Clerk
Lewisburg, WV
304. 647. 6602


Hampshire County Clerk
Romney, WV
304. 822. 5112


Hancock County Clerk
New Cumberland, WV
304. 564. 3311


Hardy County Clerk
Moorefield, WV
304. 538. 2929


Harrison County Clerk
Clarksburg, WV
304. 624. 8611


Jackson County Clerk
Ripley, WV
304. 372. 2011


Jefferson County Clerk
Charles Town, WV
304. 728. 3215


Kanawha County Clerk
Charleston, WV
304. 357. 0710


Lewis County Clerk
Weston, WV
304. 269. 8215


Lincoln County Recorder
Hamlin, WV
304. 824. 3336


Logan County Clerk
Logan, WV
304. 792. 8600


Marion County Clerk
Fairmont, WV
304. 367. 5440


Marshall County Clerk
Moundsville, WV
304. 845. 1220


Mason County Clerk
Point Pleasant, WV
304. 675. 1997


McDowell County Clerk
Welch, WV
304-436-8544



Princeton, WV
304. 487. 8339


Mineral County Clerk
Keyser, WV
304. 788. 3924


Mingo County Clerk
Williamson, WV
304. 235. 0330


Monongalia County Clerk
Morgantown, WV
304. 291. 7230


Monroe County Clerk
Union, WV
304. 772. 3096


Morgan County Clerk
Berkeley, WV
304. 258. 8547


Nicholas County Clerk
Summersville, WV
304. 872. 7820


Ohio County Clerk
Wheeling, WV
304. 234. 3656


Pendleton County Clerk
Franklin, WV
304. 358. 2505


Pleasants County Clerk
St Marys, WV
304. 684. 3542


Pocahontas County Clerk
Marlinton, WV
304. 799. 4549


Preston County Clerk
Kingwood, WV
304. 329. 0070


Putnam County Clerk
Winfield, WV
304. 586. 0202


Raleigh County Clerk
Beckley, WV
304. 255. 9123


Randolph County Clerk
Elkins, WV
304. 636. 0543


Ritchie County Clerk
Harrisville, WV
304. 643. 2164


Roane County Clerk
Spencer, WV
304. 927. 2860


Summers County Clerk
Hinton, WV
304. 466. 7104


Taylor County Clerk
Grafton, WV
304. 265. 1401


 
Tucker County Clerk
Parsons, WV
304. 478. 2414


Tyler County Clerk
Middlebourne, WV
304. 758. 2102


Upshur County Clerk
Buckhannon, WV
304. 472. 1068


Wayne County Clerk
Wayne, WV
304. 272. 6369


Webster County Clerk
Webster Springs, WV
304. 847. 2508


Wetzel County Clerk
New Martinsville, WV
304. 455. 8224


Wirt County Clerk
Elizabeth, WV
304. 275. 4271


Wood County Clerk
Parkersburg, WV
304. 424. 1850


Wyoming County Clerk
Pineville, WV
304. 732. 8000










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