Can a person get a second marriage license if one expires?
My girlfriend and I are residents of Virginia. We received a marriage license and the 60-day validity period will expire by next week. We have not solemnized the marriage yet. Can we extend the license before it expires or do we have to get a new one?02/21/2017 | Category: Marriage » License | State: Virginia | #32588
“Every marriage license issued under § 20-14 shall constitute authority for a period of only sixty days from the date of issuance for the solemnization of a marriage of the licensees. Whenever such sixty-day period shall have elapsed without the solemnization of a marriage of the licensees, the license shall expire.
The provisions of this section shall not be construed to prevent licensees from applying for or receiving an additional license, either before or after expiration of any license, but no new license shall be issued except in compliance with all provisions of law applicable to the issuance of a license in the first instance.”
Va. Code Ann. § 20-14 reads:
“Every license for a marriage shall be issued by the clerk or deputy clerk of a circuit court of any county or city. If from any cause neither the clerk nor his deputy is able to issue the license, it may be issued by the judge of the circuit court of such county, or city, who shall make return thereof to the clerk as soon as there may be one.”