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Betsy B. Woolridge, Clerk
5201 Monticello Ave, Ste. 6
Williamsburg, VA 23188


P: 757-564-2242
F: 757-564-2329


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8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Minister/Marriage Commissioner Instructions for Completing, Signing, and Returning a Marriage License


Use BLACK INK Only when completing the document. Type or Print legibly all information.

Complete the following:

  • Section 24 - the date of the marriage
  • Section 25 - the place of the marriage
  • Section 26 - type of ceremony (religious or civil)
  • Section 27 - Signature
  • Title of officiant
  • City or County where authorized to perform marriage
  • Year of authorization
  • Officiant's name and address

Complete both copies and return them within five days to the Clerk of Court that issued the marriage license. Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court provides a self-addressed return envelope with each marriage license issued.

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