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. 

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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