The 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 at 434-970-3766 if you have questions about obtaining a marriage license at a cost of $30.

Sheriff Brown, Captain Marshall, and Sergeant Critzer are authorized to perform a civil wedding ceremony. The Sheriff’s Office staff schedule weddings Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, after regular business hours, and on weekends. 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.

Appointments & Additional Information

Please call the office to schedule an appointment and for more information at 434-970-3777.

Wedding License

City of Charlottesville
Circuit Court Clerk’s Office
315-C East High Street
Phone: 434-970-3766

Cost: $30

Wedding Ceremony

315-A East High Street
Phone: 434-970-3777

Cost: $50