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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