Marriage License

All parties need to be over the age of 18.

You may apply on-line at http://www.staffordmarriage.org or complete the application at the Circuit Court Clerk's Office.   Once complete, the Clerk's Office will complete the application process and issue your marriage license.

The marriage license is valid for 60 days from issuance.  After 60 days, you must purchase another.  The cost is $30.  You may pay with cash, check, money order or Master Card/Visa with a 4% convenience fee.

Once the ceremony is completed, copies A&B must be returned to the Stafford Circuit Court Clerk's Office within 5 days.  The officiant, family members or yourselves may return these and receive a certified copy of the completed license.  You may obtain additional copies at $2.50 per copy.  

No copies will be automatically mailed to the parties.


You may request mailed copies by sending a written request, self-addressed stamped envelope and $2.50 per copy.