Marriage Licenses

One very important step in planning your wedding is obtaining a marriage license through the Greenbrier County Clerks Office. The office is located inside the Greenbrier County Courthouse and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Greenbrier County Clerks Office
912 Court Street North
Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901

Applying for a Marriage License

Both parties must be present when applying for a marriage license. The fee for a license is $56.00. If you plan on receiving minister's counseling, the fee is $36.00 for the license. You will need to supply a signed letter by the minister on church letterhead. Payment is accepted by cash or check only.

Items to Bring with You

  • Photo identification, such as a driver's license, state ID or passport
  • Parents' full names, including mother's maiden name and their places of birth
  • If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse's death (day, month, and year)


You do not have to be a resident of West Virginia to obtain a marriage license. Non-residents may apply in any county. If you or your intended are West Virginia residents, at least one of you must live in Greenbrier County to apply in this county. You will need to present an ID that proves residency.

Waiting Period and Expiration

You will receive your license immediately. The license expires 60 days after issuance.

Applicants Under the Age of 18

  • Both parents must be present at the time of application.
  • If either partner is under 18, parental or guardian consent forms must be signed. You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate.
  • If under the age of 16, there is a three (3) day waiting period after license is issued before you are permitted to marry.
  • Contact the County Clerks office for additional requirements and information.

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