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Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns, Northern VA Officiant, serving beyond tradition  (202.253.3629)


Virginia Marriage License

For Traditional & Same Sex Marriages


Both parties must appear in person to obtain a VA marriage license


Cost of License:  $30.00


Waiting Period:  None


Valid:  60 days from the date of issue. 


Age: must be 18 years old to marry


Blood Test Required:  No


Witnesses:  No witnesses are needed for the signing of the certificate


Must bring ID (valid driver license, passport, or military ID) And if you're previously married, you have to provide a copy of your divorce decree.

Who Can Perform Your Marriage

Your marriage can be performed by a clergy, minister or celebrant who has been authorized by a Circuit Court of Virginia to celebrate the rites of matrimony.

My Job

After the marriage ceremony I will complete and sign both forms of the marriage license and forward both documents to the Clerk of the Court who issued the license within 5 days after the ceremony is performed.

It does not matter which marriage bureau in Virginia you get your marriage license.  The marriage license will be good for use anywhere in the Common Wealth of VA.


What's included in your package: 


2 copies of the court filing marriage license

A keepsake certificate


Virginia does not provide an official copy of the marriage license for the couple to receive the day of the ceremony. In this case, I will complete the keepsake certificate that's provided in your package. 


Marriage Bureau Hours:


Each marriage bureau may have different hours.  Kindly contact them directly.



If you're ready to you say I Do, don't hesitate, book your FREE get acquainted meeting today.  Call me, Rev. Burns 202.253.3629. 


My service areas (Northern Virginia and some surrounding areas)


Arlington County

Clarke County

Fairfax County

Falls Church

Fauquier County




Loudoun County

Manassas, Manassas Park

Prince William County


Richmond (downtown)

Spotsylvania County

Stafford County

Tysons Corner

Warren County






Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns

SJB Ministries LLC

 VA Wedding  Officiant, Celebrant, Minister &  Photog







Serving Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia


 Black Weddings

 Nondenominational Weddings

Civil Weddings  Private Weddings



All Rights Reserved

October 2005 - 2014



Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns

Your Minister on Call

Traveling the highways of  Northern Virginia, Maryland & Washington DC

to serve the needs of a diverse spiritual community

All Faiths, All Weddings, All People