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Marriage Records in Virginia

Marriage records contain specific information about the couple that was married. This information includes the full names of the two individuals, the full date of the marriage, and the place or location of the marriage. Some marriage records will also include the names of the mothers and fathers of the bride and groom. Additionally, some records contain the full names of the official witnesses to the marriage. Some governmental marriage records contain the maiden names of the brideís and groomís mothers as well as the place of residence of the married couple.

A marriage record should not be confused with a marriage license, a marriage announcement, or a marriage index. The marriage license is the legal document that was issued to the couple that was married. The marriage announcement is the public listing of the wedding, in many cases, in a published newspaper.

A marriage index is simply a list of all of the marriages within a specific location. Typically, a marriage index includes the names of the bride and groom, the date of the marriage, the name of the county in which the marriage occurred, and either the file number of the license or the volume and page name for a register listing.

In, marriage records must be obtained from the county office. It is necessary to contact the Clerk of Court at the local county courthouse where the license was issued. Call the following number for record lookup fees: 804-662-6200.

For a successful search for the marriage records that you are trying to locate, follow these steps:
1. Print or type each name and address clearly to avoid confusion. This includes the full name of both the husband and the wife. The maiden name should be included for the wife. Include nicknames and alternate spellings that may have been used, but list them as such.
2. Keep your request brief and to the point.
3. Limit your request to one marriage record.
4. Include the full address of the individuals at the time of the marriage, including street, city or town, and state. If you know the county in which the marriage took place, include that as well.
5. Include the date that the marriage occurred. If you do not know the date, include a time frame for the search. Generally, it is best to specify a short span of years for an unknown year search. You can always expand the number of years that you search, and a shorter span will lead to a shorter search. You can expect to pay an additional fee for searches such as this that require more effort.
6. Include contact information where you can be reached in the event that more information is required. Include a telephone number, fax number, or an e-mail address.
7. Include your relationship to the individuals listed in your search request.
8. Include the reason for your request.
9. Print your name clearly and sign your request. Some states may also require additional identifying information on you as well. Therefore, you may want to include your driverís license number.
10. Include a SASE, or self addressed stamped envelope with your request for a speedier delivery.
11. Include the date that you mail your request with your correspondence.

To obtain a copy of a marriage record, contact the Clerk of Court in the specific county office where the marriage license was issued. Remember to provide as much accurate information as you have available on the subject of the search, sufficient contact information for yourself, and the required fee. Providing the necessary information will speed the process up considerably.

A list of the local county courthouse addresses and telephone numbers for Virginia is provided below in alphabetical order.

Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218
Telephone: (804) 662-6200

Accomack County
Accomack County Clerk
Courthouse
Accomac, VA 23301
Telephone: (757) 787-1320

Albemarle County
Albemarle County Clerk
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901-4579

Telephone: (434) 296-5841
Alexandria County
Alexandria County Clerk
P.O. Box 178
301 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22313
Telephone: (703) 838-4550

Alleghany County
Alleghany County Clerk
Main Street
Covington, VA 24426
Telephone: (540) 965-1730

Amelia County
Amelia County Clerk
P.O. Box 237
Amelia, VA 23002
Telephone: (804) 561-3039

Amherst County
Amherst County Clerk
100 E Street
Amherst, VA 24521
Telephone: (434) 929-9321

Appomattox County
Appomattox County Clerk
P.O. Box 672
Appomattox, VA 24522-0672
Telephone: (434) 352-5275

Arlington County
Arlington County Clerk
1400 N. Courthouse Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201-2622
Telephone: (703) 228-3000

Augusta County
Augusta County Clerk
6 E. Johnson St.
Staunton, VA 24401-4301
Telephone: (540) 245-5321

Bath County
Bath County Clerk
P.O. Box 180
Warm Springs, VA 24484-0180
Telephone: (540) 839-2361

Bedford City/County
Bedford City/County Museum
201 East Main Street
Bedford, VA 24623
Telephone: (540) 586-7601

Bland County
Bland County Clerk
P.O. Box 295
Bland, VA 24315-0295
Telephone: (540) 885-8931

Botetourt County
Botetourt County Clerk
P.O. Box 219
Fincastle, VA 24090
Telephone: (540) 473-8274

Bristol County
Bristol County Clerk
497 Cumberland St.
Bristol, VA 24201
Telephone: (540) 466-2221

Brunswick County
Brunswick County Clerk
216 N. Main St., P.O. Box 399
Lawrenceville, VA 23868
Telephone: (434) 848-2215

Buchanan County
Buchanan County Clerk
P.O. Box 950
Grundy, VA 24614-0950
Telephone: (276) 934-2745

Buckingham County
Buckingham County Clerk
P.O. Box 252
Buckingham, VA 23921-0252
Telephone: (434) 969-4242

Buena Vista County
Buena Vista City Clerk
2039 Sycamore Ave.
Buena Vista, VA 24416
Telephone: (540) 261-6121

Campbell County
Campbell County Clerk
P.O. Box 7
Rustburg, VA 24588
Telephone: (434) 332-5161

Caroline County
Caroline County Clerk
P.O. Box 309, Courthouse
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Telephone: (804) 633-5800

Carroll County
Carroll County Clerk
P.O. Box 515
Hillsville, VA 24343-0515
Telephone: (276) 728-3331

Charles City County
Charles City County Clerk
P.O. Box 128
Charles City, VA 23030-0128
Telephone: (804) 829-9211

Charlotte County
Charlotte County Clerk
P.O. Box 38
Charlotte Courthouse, VA 23923
Telephone: (434) 542-5147

Charlottesville County
Charlottesville City Clerk
315 E. High St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Telephone: (804) 295-3182

Chesapeake County
Chesapeake City Clerk
P.O. Box 15225
Chesapeake, VA 23328-15205
Telephone: (757) 382-6151

Chesterfield County
Chesterfield County Clerk
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040
Telephone: (434) 971-3101

Clark County
Clark County Clerk
P.O. Box 189
Berryville, VA 22611-0189
Telephone: (540) 955-1309

Clifton Forge County
Clifton Forge City Clerk
P.O. Box 27
Clifton Forge, VA 24422-0027
Telephone: (540) 863-2508

Colonial Heights County
Colonial Heights Clerk
P.O. Box 3401
Colonial Heights, VA 23834-9000
Telephone: (804) 520-9364

Covington County
'Covington City Clerk
P.O. Box 670
Covington, VA 24426
Telephone: (540) 965-1730

Craig County
Craig County Clerk
P.O. Box 185
New Castle, VA 24127
Telephone: (540) 864-6141

Culpeper County
Culpeper County Clerk
135 W. Cameron St.
Culpeper, VA 22701
Telephone: (540) 825-8086

Cumberland County
Cumberland County Clerk
P.O. Box 77
Cumberland, VA 23040-0077
Telephone: (804) 492-4442

Danville County
Danville City Clerk
P.O. Box 3300
Danville, VA 24543
Telephone: (804) 799-5168

Dickenson County
Dickenson County Clerk
P.O. Box 190
Clintwood, VA 24228
Telephone: (276) 926-4691

Dinwiddie County
Dinwiddie County Clerk
14103 Boydton Plank Rd
Dinwiddie, VA 23841-2511
Telephone: (804) 469-4540

Emporia County
Emporia City Clerk
P.O. Box 631
Emporia, VA 23847-0631
Telephone: (804) 348-4215

Essex County
Essex County Clerk
P.O. Box 445
Tappahannock, VA 22560-0445
Telephone: (804) 443-3541

Fairfax County
Fairfax County Circuit Court
4110 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 246-4168

Falls Church County
Falls Church City Clerk
300 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Telephone: (703) 248-5096

Fauquier County
Fauquier County Clerk
40 Culpeper St.
Warrenton, VA 20186
Telephone: (540) 347-8680

Floyd County
Floyd County Clerk
Courthouse, 100 E. Main St., Rm. 200
Floyd, VA 24091
Telephone: (540) 745-4158

Fluvanna County
Fluvanna County Clerk
P.O. Box 417
Palmyra, VA 22963
Telephone: (434) 589-8011

Franklin County
Franklin City Clerk
P.O. Box 190
Courtland, VA 23837-0190
Telephone: (757) 653-2200

Franklin County
Franklin County Clerk
P.O. Box 567, Courthouse
Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Telephone: (540) 483-3065

Frederick County
Frederick County Clerk
5 N. Kent St.
Winchester, VA 22601
Telephone: (540) 667- 5770

Fredericksburg County
Fredericksburg City Clerk
P.O. Box 7447
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-7447
Telephone: (540) 372-1066

Galax County
Galax City Clerk
P.O. Box 1187
Galax, VA 24333-2907
Telephone: (540) 236-2131

Records are in Carroll or Grayson County
Giles County
Giles County Clerk
120 North Main Street
Pearisburg, VA 24134-1625
Telephone: (540) 921-2525

Gloucester County
Gloucester County Clerk
P.O. Box 329
Gloucester, VA 23061-0329
Telephone: (804) 693-4042

Goochland County
Goochland County Clerk
P.O. Box 10
Goochland, VA 23063-0010
Telephone: (804) 556-5353

Grayson County
Grayson County Clerk
129 Davis St., P.O. Box 130
Independent, VA 24348-0130
Telephone: (540) 773-2231

Greene County
Greene County Clerk
P.O. Box 386
Stanardsville, VA 22973-0386
Telephone: (434) 985-5299

Greensville County
Greensville County Clerk
337 S. Main Street
Emporia, VA 23847-2027
Telephone: (434) 348-4215

Halifax County
Halifax County Clerk
P.O. Box 786
Halifax, VA 24558-0786
Telephone: (434) 476-3300

Hampton County
Hampton City Clerk
P.O. Box 40
Hampton, VA 23669-0040
Telephone: (757) 727-6105

Hanover County
Hanover County Clerk
P.O. Box 39
Hanover, VA 23069
Telephone: (804) 537-6000

Harrisonburg County
Harrisonburg City Clerk
Rockingham County Courthouse Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Telephone: (540) 564-3000

West Henrico County
West Henrico Health Dept
P.O. Box 27032
8600 Dixon Powers Drive
Richmond, VA 23273
Telephone: (804) 501-4522

Henry County
Henry County Clerk
Martinsville, VA 24114
Telephone: (276) 638-3961

Highland County
Highland County Clerk
P.O. Box 190
Monterey, VA 24465
Telephone: (540) 468-2447

Hopewell County
Hopewell City Clerk
P.O. Box 354
Hopewell, VA 23860-0354
Telephone: (804) 541-2239

Isle of Wight County
Isle of Wight County Clerk
P.O. Box 110
Isle of Wight, VA 23397
Telephone: (757) 357-3191

James County
James County Clerk
114 Stanley Drive
PO Box 8784
Williamsburg, VA 23185-2538
Telephone: (757) 253-6605

King & Queen County
King & Queen County Clerk
P.O. Box 67
King & Queen Courthouse, VA 23085
Telephone: (804) 785-2460

King George County
King George County Clerk
P.O. Box 105
King George, VA 22485
Telephone: (540) 775-3322

King William County
King William County Clerk
P.O. Box 215
King William, VA 23086
Telephone: (804) 769-4927

Lancaster County
Lancaster County Clerk
P.O. Box 125
Lancaster, VA 22503
Telephone: (804) 462-5611

Lee County
Lee County Clerk
P.O. Box 326
Jonesville, VA 24263
Telephone: (276) 346-1741

Lexington County
Lexington City Clerk
2 S. Main
Lexington, VA 24450
Telephone: (540) 463-4758

Loudoun County
Loudoun County Clerk
P.O. Box 550
Leesburg, VA 22075-0550
Telephone: (703) 777-0270

Louisa County
Louisa County Clerk
P.O. Box 160
Louisa, VA 23093-0037
Telephone: (540) 967-0401

Lunenburg County
Lunenburg County Clerk
County Courthouse
Lunenburg, VA 23952
Telephone: (434) 696-2230

Lynchburg County
Lynchburg City Clerk
P.O. Box 4
Lynchburg, VA 24505-0004
Telephone: (804) 847-1590

Madison County
Madison County Clerk
P.O. Box 220
Madison, VA 22727
Telephone: (540) 948-6888

Manassas Park County
Manassas Park City Clerk
9311 Lee Ave.
Manassas, VA 22110
Telephone: (703) 792-6015

Martinsville County
Martinsville City Clerk
P.O. Box 1112
Martinsville, VA 24114
Telephone: (276) 656-5180

Mathews County
Mathews County Clerk
P.O. Box 463
Mathews, VA 23109
Telephone: (804) 725-2550

Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County Clerk
P.O. Box 307
Boydton, VA 23917-0307
Telephone: (434) 738-6191

Middlesex County
Middlesex County Clerk
P.O. Box 158
Saluda, VA 23149
Telephone: (804) 758-5317

Montgomery County
Montgomery County Clerk
1 E. Main St., Suite 325, P.O. Box 6126
Christiansburg, VA 24068-6126
Telephone: (540) 382-6954

Nelson County
Nelson County Clerk
P.O. Box 10
Lovingston, VA 22949
Telephone: (434) 263-4245

New Kent County
New Kent County Clerk
P.O. Box 98
New Kent, VA 23124-0050
Telephone: (804) 966-9601

Newport News County
Newport News City Clerk
2500 Washington Ave.
Newport News, VA 23607
Telephone: (757) 247-8561

Norfolk County
Norfolk City Clerk
100 St. Paul Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23510-2702
Telephone: (757) 664-4380

Northampton County
Northampton County Clerk
P.O. Box 1248
Eastville, VA 23347
Telephone: (757) 678-5126

Northumberland County
Northumberland County Clerk
P.O. Box 217
Heathsville, VA 22473
Telephone: (804) 580-3700

Norton County
Norton City Clerk
206 Main St.
Wise, VA 24293
Telephone: (703) 328-6111

Nottoway County
Nottoway County Clerk
P.O. Box 25
Nottoway, VA 23955
Telephone: (434) 645-9043

Orange County
Orange County Clerk
P.O. Box 230
Orange, VA 22960
Telephone: (540) 672-4030

Page County
Page County Clerk
101 South Court Street
Luray, VA 22835-1224
Telephone: (540) 743-4142

Patrick County
Patrick County Clerk
P.O. Box 148
Stuart, VA 24171-0148
Telephone: (276) 694-7213

Petersburg
Petersburg Courthouse
Union and Tabb Streets
Petersburg, VA 23803
Telephone: (804) 733-2367

Pittsylvania County
Pittsylvania County Clerk
P.O. Drawer 31
Chatham, VA 24531-0031
Telephone: (804) 432-2041

Poquoson County
Poquoson City Clerk
P.O. Box 371
Yorktown, VA 23690-0371
Telephone: (804) 890-3350

Portsmouth County
Portsmouth City Clerk
P.O. Drawer 1217
Portsmouth, VA 23705-1217
Telephone: (757) 393-8671

Powhatan County
Powhatan County Clerk
3834 Old Buckingham Rd.
Powhatan, VA 23139-7019
Telephone: (804) 598-5600

Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County Clerk
P.O. Box 304
Farmville, VA 23901-0304
Telephone: (434) 392-5145

Prince George County
Prince George County Clerk
P.O. Box 68
Prince George, VA 23875-0068
Telephone: (804) 733-2600

Prince William County
Prince William County Clerk
P.O. Box 191
Prince William, VA 22192
Telephone: (703) 792-6028

Pulaski County
Pulaski County Clerk
45 3rd St. NW, Suite 101
Pulaski, VA 24301-0270
Telephone: (540) 980-7825

Radford County
Radford City Clerk
619 2nd St.
Radford, VA 24141
Telephone: (540) 731-3610

Rappahannock County
Rappahannock County Clerk
P.O. Box 116
Washington, VA 22747-0116
Telephone: (540) 675-3621

Richmond County
Richmond City Clerk
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (804) 786-6228

Richmond County
Richmond County Clerk
400 N. 9th St.
Warsaw, VA 22572
Telephone: (804) 333-3781

Roanoke County
Roanoke County Clerk
P.O. Box 1126
Salem, VA 24153-1126
Telephone: (540) 387-6205

Rockbridge County
Rockbridge County Clerk
2 S. Main
Lexington, VA 24450
Telephone: (540) 463-2232

Rockingham County
Rockingham County Clerk
Circuit Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Telephone: (540) 574-5100

Russell County
Russell County Clerk
P.O. Box 435
Lebanon, VA 24266
Telephone: (276) 889-8023

Salem County
City of Salem Clerk
P.O. Box 869
Salem, VA 24153-0869
Telephone: (540) 375-3016

Scott County
Scott County Clerk
P.O. Box 665
Gate City, VA 24251-0665
Telephone: (276) 386-3801

Shenandoah County
Shenandoah County Clerk
P.O. Box 406
Woodstock, VA 22664-0406
Telephone: (540) 459-6150

Smyth County
Smyth County Clerk
P.O. Box 1025
Marion, VA 24354-1025
Telephone: (276) 783-7186

South Boston County
South Boston City Clerk
P.O. Box 729
Halifax, VA 24558-0729
Telephone: (804) 476-6211

Southampton County
Southampton County Clerk
P.O. Box 190
Courtland, VA 23837
Telephone: (757) 653-2200

Spotsylvania County
Spotsylvania County Clerk
P.O. Box 99
Spotsylvania, VA 22553-0099
Telephone: (540) 582-7090

Stafford County
Stafford County Clerk
P.O. Box 339
Stafford, VA 22554-0339
Telephone: (540) 659-8603

Staunton County
Staunton City Clerk
P.O. Box 1286
Staunton, VA 24402
Telephone: (540) 332-3874

Suffolk County
Suffolk County Clerk
441 Market Street
Suffolk, VA 23434-5237
Telephone: (804) 934-3111

Surry County
Surry County Clerk
P.O. Box 65
Surry, VA 23883-0065
Telephone: (757) 294-5271

Sussex County
Sussex County Clerk
P.O. Box 1337
Sussex, VA 23884-0337
Telephone: (434) 246-5511

Tazewell County
Tazewell County Clerk
P.O. Box 958
Tazewell, VA 24651
Telephone: (276) 988-7541

Virginia Beach County
Virginia Beach Dept of Health
Municipal Center, Building 1
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Telephone: (757) 636-4600

Warren County
Warren County Clerk
1 East Main Street
Front Royal, VA 22630
Telephone: (540) 635-2435

Washington County
Washington County Clerk
111 North Court Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
Telephone: (276) 628-5568

Waynesboro County
Waynesboro City Clerk
P.O. Box 910
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Telephone: (540) 942-6616

Westmoreland County
Westmoreland County Clerk
P.O. Box 467
Montross, VA 22520-0467
Telephone: (804) 493-8911

Williamsburg County
Williamsburg City Clerk
P.O. Box 3045
Williamsburg, VA 23187-3045
Telephone: (757) 229-2552

Winchester County
Winchester City Clerk
5 N. Kent St.
Winchester, VA 22601
Telephone: (540) 667-5770

Wise County
Wise County Clerk
P.O. Box 570
Wise, VA 24293-0570
Telephone: (276) 328-6111

Wythe County
Wythe County Clerk
P.O. Box 440
Wytheville, VA 24382-0440
Telephone: (276) 223-6050

York County
York County Clerk
P.O. Box 532
Yorktown, VA 23690-0532
Telephone: (757) 898-0200

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