A marriage license issued by the Monongalia County Clerk's Office is only for marriage ceremonies within the State of West Virginia. If you are getting married outside the State of West Virginia, you must obtain a license from the jurisdiction where you are getting married. It is your responsibility to obtain a marriage license from the correct legal authority where you are getting married.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU:
- $57.00 Cash, Money Order, or Credit/Debit Card (2.4% or a minimum of $1.00 convenience fee for Credit/Debit) OR $37 with signed documentation of pre-marital counseling. NO CHECKS.
- Identification with full name and proof of age (Current, unexpired Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, U.S. Armed Forces ID, or Certified copy of U.S. Birth Certificate. If using and out-of-country Birth Certificate it must be translated and authenticated by that country’s consulate or State Dept for out-of-country use
- Social Security Card (or W2 or taxes showing social security number) or current, unexpired U.S Passport, or out-of-country Passport with current Visa or stamp
- Completed application
- Click here to complete and print the application.
The Monongalia County Clerk's Office is located at the Monongalia County Court House, 243 High St. Rm 123, Morgantown, WV 26505.
Appointment hours are:
Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Except holidays)
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE:
AGE: Both parties must appear in person and be at least 18 years of age
EXCEPTION: WV Code § 48-2-301 If either party is 16 or 17, both parents or legal guardians must appear with proper identification and sign consent; or if there is a single parent, a death certificate or full custody paperwork is required. The minor cannot be more than 4 years younger than the other party on the marriage license application. No marriage licenses are issued for anyone under the age of 16.
FAMILY INFORMATION: Both parties must provide the complete names of each of their parents, including their mother's maiden name, and their places of birth (City, State, Country).
IF YOU HAVE BEEN MARRIED BEFORE: Must know the exact date of death, divorce, or annulment. The date of divorce is the date the Judge signed the divorce decree.
FEE: $57 Cash, Credit/Debit Card, or Money Order. If parties present a certificate of completion of pre-marital counseling, the fee is $37. Payment must be presented at the beginning of the application process. There is a 2.4% or a minimum of $1.00 convenience fee for Credit/Debit payments. Money Orders should be made payable to the Monongalia County Clerk. NO CHECKS.
EXPIRATION DATE: The Marriage License must be used within 60 days of the date issued or it will be void and must be returned to the Monongalia County Clerk's Office. If the license expires, a new application and fee are required for a new marriage license to be issued.
TO BE MARRIED BY A JUDGE: If using a judge to perform the ceremony, prior arrangements need to be made. Click Here for a list of local Judges and Officiants.
TO BE MARRIED BY A RELIGIOUS REPRESENTATIVE OR OTHER OFFICIANT: Religious Representatives must be licensed and registered in the State of West Virginia, Officiant’s should be registered with the State. Click Here to verify a license or registration.
AFTER THE MARRIAGE CEREMONY: The Marriage License, signed by the Judge, Religious Representative, or other Officiant performing the ceremony, must be returned to the Monongalia County Clerk's Office to have a Marriage Certificate issued.