You may visit the Family Division in both judicial districts to file your marriage
application between the hours of 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Business casual attire is required when visiting the Court. No slippers or shorts
are permitted when appearing before the Court.
The Family Division is open for the distribution of
marriage licenses between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through
Friday. The division is also open on Saturday, Sunday and specific holidays
and upon the payment of a One Hundred and Fifty Dollar
($150.00) surcharge per couple. Marriage licenses are distributed on Saturday
between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and on Sunday and specific holidays
between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
The Family Division in both judicial districts will be closed for business on the following
NEW YEAR’S DAY
Requirements when applying for a Marriage license
In accordance with 16 V.I. Code Ann. § 31, marriage is declared to be a civil contract which
may be entered into between a male and a female in accordance with law.
Marriage Information Fact Sheet
Marriage Requirement Sheet
;Applications for Marriage License
License and Certificate of Marriage
available in the Family Division of the Clerk’s Office. Pursuant to 16 V.I. Code Ann. § 35,
before a marriage license can be issued, applicants are required to personally appear before
the Clerk of the Court, or her designee, to be examined under oath as to the information provided
in the Application for License. Please note that a government issued form of identification is required.
There is a One Hundred Dollar ($100.00) non-refundable application fee, which must be paid when the
application is filed. There is a One Hundred Dollar ($100.00) marriage license fee,
which must be paid when the marriage license is picked up.
Applicants residing off-island
and requesting information on getting married in the Virgin Islands should
provide the Family Division with a current mailing address and telephone
number. A marriage packet to include a marriage information fact sheet,
marriage application, and a license and certificate of marriage will be
forwarded to you. Applicants traveling to the territory to be married should
submit a letter detailing the date of visit, the length of stay and the
preferred ceremony date if desirous of having the marriage performed by a
There are no requirements for physical examination or blood tests.
All marriage licenses must be typed and completed in their entirety. In accordance with 16 V.I. Code Ann. § 35 (a)
the following information with respect to each applicant is required:
- Full name, age at last birthday
- Social security number
- Date of birth
- Nationality, Usual Residence
- Name of Parents (present/maiden parents' place of birth)
- Previous Marital Status (widowed, divorced, marriage annulled)
Any application that is not
typed will be returned to the applicants. Please note if applicants have been
divorced, a certified copy of the divorce decree must be filed along with the
application. If an applicant is a widow or widower, a certified copy of their spouse’s Death Certificate
is required to be filed along with the application.
Please do not have
applications notarized prior to appearing before the Court.
Applicants must personally appear before the Clerk
to have the application notarized.
Posting of Applications
Marriage applications are
posted for public examination in the Clerk’s Office for a period of eight (8)
days in accordance with 16 V.I. Code Ann. § 37. The marriage license fee is One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) and must be paid when the marriage license is picked
Examination of Applicants for Marriage license
Pursuant 16 V.I. Code Ann. § 35(a), before the issuance of any license to solemnize a
marriage, the applicants are required to personally appear before the Clerk of the
Court, or her designee, to be examined under oath as to the information provided in
the Application for Marriage License. Please note that some form of identification is
All fees are to be paid by certified check, money order, or cash when paying in person.
Click here to review all the Fees of the Clerk of the Superior Court.
Ceremonies performed by a Judge of the Superior Court
If you are desirous of having the marriage ceremony performed by the Judge of the Superior
Court, please note that on the island of St. Thomas, ceremonies are performed Monday through
Friday at 8:30 a.m., with the exception of holidays. On the island of St. Croix, ceremonies
are performed on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. Please note that there is an additional Four Hundred
Dollar ($400.00) fee that is required for all marriage ceremonies performed by a judge of
the Superior Court.