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CoupleThe Code of Virginia provides that the Sheriff may perform a wedding ceremony.  You do not need to be a resident of the City of Charlottesville to be married by the Sheriff. However, you must obtain a marriage license before the ceremony can be performed. Witnesses are not required for the ceremony but guests are welcomed. Please call the Charlottesville Circuit Court Clerk's Office (address at bottom of page) if you have questions about obtaining a marriage license at a cost of $30.00:  (434) 970-3766.

Sheriff Brown, Captain Marshall, Sergeant Critzer, Corporal Feggans, and Deputy Byers are authorized to perform a civil wedding ceremony. The Sheriff's Office staff schedule weddings Monday through Friday after 4:30 p.m. Weddings can be performed in the Sheriff’s Office, in the empty courtroom, or in beautiful rose filled Jackson Park, weather permitting. Weddings can also be held at a site of your choice.

All five individuals can perform evening or weekend weddings with prior arrangements. Please call us for more information: (434) 970-3777.

[Please click on the navigation link located on the left hand side called "Directions" to find out how to get to the Sheriff's Office which is located inside Charlottesville Circuit Court.] 
Wedding Fees
A.  Wedding License:

City of Charlottesville
Circuit Court Clerk's Office
315-C East High Street
(Lower Level)
Cost:  $30.00
Telephone:  (434) 970-3766
B.  Wedding Ceremony:

During Regular Business Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Cost:  $50.00
Telephone:  (434) 970-3777