Mississippi Wedding Laws

How to Perform a Wedding in Mississippi

You must be a minister ordained according to the rules of a religious society that is in good standing, any Rabbi, or any religious body authorized to perform rites of matrimony and be in good standing.

How to Become an Ordained Minister in Mississippi

Marriage will be valid when the couple has obtained a marriage license, and after the license has been issued, they will need to have been performed by or before you, the person of a religious society, institution, or organization that is authorized to perform marriages. We recommend becoming ordained online to save a trip to the county clerk.

How to Perform a Wedding Ceremony in Mississippi

The requirements for performing a wedding are fairly standard, but we recommend checking out the three-step guide to conducting a ceremony. . It will be lawful for a pastor of any religious society in this state to join together in marriage such persons of the society to whom the marriage license has been issued, according to the customs and rules established by the society.

Marriage Paperwork Required in Mississippi

We recommend getting the Ordination Credentials online and then presenting it to the clerk of the country. The clerk or other record books of a religious society where the marriage is to be had and performed, will make a true registration of all marriages performed in the society, in a record book kept by you for that purpose, and then return the marriage certificate back to the clerk of the county, to be recorded.

Mississippi Marriage Laws

 

93-1-17. By whom marriages may be solemnized.

Any minister of the gospel ordained according to the rules of his church or society, in good standing; any Rabbi or other spiritual leader of any other religious body authorized under the rules of such religious body to solemnize rites of matrimony and being in good standing.

Gay Marriage and Same Sex Wedding Laws:

This state currently bans same-sex marriage by Constitutional Amendment and State Law.

The Monastery Ordination Credential

To perform a marriage in Mississippi you need to be ordained and may be required to provide proof of ordination such as an ordination credential, wallet credential, or a letter of good standing from the church.

Read the full Law on the official site »

Mississippi Wedding Laws by County

Adams County

P.O. Box 1224
Natchez,, Mississippi
39121,

Phone: (601) 446-6326
Fax: (601) 445-7955
Adams County website »

Alcorn County

P.O. Box 430
Corinth,, Mississippi
38835,

Phone: (662) 286-7740
Fmx: (662) 286-7767
E-mail: jcaldwell@co.alcorn.ms.us
Alcorn County website »

Amite County

P.O. Box 312
Liberty,, Mississippi
39645,

Phone: (601) 657-8932
Fmx: (601) 657-1082

Attala County

100 Courthouse
Suite 1
Kosciusko,, Mississippi
39090,
 
Phone: (662) 289-1471
Fmx: (662) 289-7666

Benton County

P.O. Box 262
Ashland,, Mississippi
38603,
 
Phone: (662) 224-6310
Fax: (662) 224-6312

Bolivar County

P.O. Box 670
Cleveland,, Mississippi
38732,

Phone: (662) 843-2061
Fmx: (662) 846-2943
Bolivar County website »

Calhoun County

P.O. Box 25
Pittsboro,, Mississippi
38951,
Phone: (662) 412-3101
Fax: (662) 412-3103

Carroll County

P.O. Box 60
Carrollton,, Mississippi
38917,
 
Phone: (662) 237-9274
Fmx: (662) 237-9642
Carroll County website »

Chickasaw County

1 Pinson Square

Room 2
Houston,, Mississippi
38851,
 
Phone: (662) 456-2331
Fmx: (662) 456-4831
Chickasaw County website »

Choctaw County

P.O. Box 34
Ackerman,, Mississippi
39735,
 
Phone: (662) 285-6245
Fax: (662) 285-2196

Claiborne County

P.O. Box 549
Port Gibson, Mississippi
39150,
Phone: (601) 437-5841
Fax: (601) 437-4543

Clarke County

P.O. Box 216
Quitman,, Mississippi
39355,
 
Phone: (601) 776-3111
Fax: (601) 776-1001
Clarke County website »

Clay County

P.O. Box 364
West Point, Mississippi
39773,
Phone: (662) 494-3384
Fmx: (662) 495-2057

Coahoma County

P.O. Drawer 849
Clarksdale,, Mississippi
38614,

Phone: (662) 624-3014
Fmx: (662) 624-3075

Copiah County

P.O. Box 467
Hazlehurst,, Mississippi
39083,
 
Phone: (601) 894-1241
Fax: (601) 894-3026

Covington County

P.O. Box 667
Collins,, Mississippi
39428,

Phone: (601) 765-6506
Fmx: (601) 765-5012

DeSoto County

2535 Hwy 51 S
Rm 201
Hernando,, Mississippi
38632,
 
Phone: (662) 429-1325
Fmx: (662) 449-1416
DeSoto County website »

Forrest County

P.O. Drawer 992
Hattiesburg,, Mississippi
39403,
Phone: (601) 582-3213
Fmx: (601) 545-6065
Forrest County website »

Franklin County

P.O. Box 267
Meadville,, Mississippi
39653,

Phone: (601) 384-2320
Fax: (601) 384-8244

George County

355 Cox St.
Suite C
Lucedale,, Mississippi
39452,

Phone: (601) 947-4881
Fax: (601) 947-8804

Greene County

P.O. Box 310
Leakesville,, Mississippi
39451,
 
Phone: (601) 394-2379
Fmx: (601) 394-2334

Grenada County

P.O. Box 1517
Grenada,, Mississippi
38902,
 
Phone: (662) 226-1941
Fax: (662) 227-2865

Hancock County

3068 Longfellow Dr.
Bldg 7
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
39520,

Phone: (228) 467-5265
Fmx: (228) 467-2779
Hancock County website »

Harrison County

P.O. Box 998
Gulfport,, Mississippi
39502,
Phone: (228) 865-4051
Fax: (228) 865-4099
Harrison County website »

Hinds County

P.O. Box 999
Raymond,, Mississippi
39154,
Phone: (601) 857-8038
Fax: (601) 857-0535
Hinds County website »

Holmes County

P.O. Box 718
Lexington,, Mississippi
39095,
 
Phone: (662) 834-2476
Fax: (662) 834-3870

Humphreys County

P.O. Box 696
Belzoni, Mississippi
39038,
 
Phone: (662) 247-3065
Fax: (662) 247-3906

Issaquena County

P.O. Box 27
Mayersville, Mississippi
39113,

Phone: (601) 873-2761
Fmx: (601) 873-2061

Itawamba County

201 West Main Street
Fulton, Mississippi
38843,

Phone: (662) 862-3511
Fax: (662) 862-4006

Jackson County

P.O. Box 998
Pascagoula, Mississippi
39568,

Phone: (228) 769-3040
Fmx: (228) 769-3180
Jackson County website »

Jasper County

P.O. Box 58
Paulding, Mississippi
39348,
Phone: (601) 727-4941
Fmx: (601) 727-4475
Jasper County website »

Jefferson County

P.O. Box 305
Fayette, Mississippi
39069,

Phone: (601) 786-3422
Fax: (601) 786-9676

Jefferson Davis County

P.O. Box 1090
Prentiss, Mississippi
39474,

Phone: (601) 792-4231
Fmx: (601) 792-4957

Jones County

P.O. Box 1336
Laurel, Mississippi
39441,
Phone: (601) 425-2556
Fax: (601) 399-4774

Kemper County

P.O. Box 130
DeKalb, Mississippi
39328,
Phone: (601) 743-2224
Fmx: (601) 743-4173

Lafayette County

1 Courthouse Square
Suite 101
Oxford, Mississippi
38655,

Phone: (662) 234-4951
Fax: (662) 236-0238

Lamar County

P.O. Box 369
Purvis, Mississippi
39475,
 
Phone: (601) 794-8504
Fax: (601) 794-3905
Lamar County website »

Lauderdale County

P.O. Box 1005
Meridian, Mississippi
39302,
 
Phone: (601) 482-9731
Fax: (601) 482-9734
E-mail: circuitclerk@lauderdalecounty.org
Lauderdale County website »

Lawrence County

P.O. Box 1249
Monticello, Mississippi
39654,
 
Phone: (601) 587-4791
Fmx: (601) 587-4405

Leake County

P.O. Box 67
Carthage, Mississippi
39051,
 
Phone: (601) 267-8357
Fmx: (601) 267-8889

Lee County

P.O. Box 762
Tupelo, Mississippi
38802,
 
Phone: (662) 841-9024
Fax: (662) 680-6079

Leflore County

P.O. Box 1953
Greenwood, Mississippi
38935,
Phone: (662) 453-1435
Fmx: (662) 455-1278

Lincoln County

P.O. Box 357
Brookhaven, Mississippi
39602,

Phone: (601) 835-3435
Fax: (601) 835-3482

Lowndes County

P.O. Box 31
Columbus, Mississippi
39703,
Phone: (662) 329-5900
Fmx: (662) 329-5935

Madison County

P.O. Drawer 1626
Canton, Mississippi
39046,
 
Phone: (601) 859-4365
Fax: (601) 859-8555
Madison County website »

Marion County

250 Broad Street
Suite 1
Columbia, Mississippi
39429,
 
Phone: (601) 736-8246
Fmx: (601) 731-6344

Marshall County

P.O. Box 459
Holly Springs, Mississippi
38635,
 
Phone: (662) 252-3434
Fax: (662) 252-5951

Monroe County

P.O. Box 843
Aberdeen, Mississippi
39730,

Phone: (662) 369-8695
Fax: (662) 369-3684
Monroe County website »

Montgomery County

P.O. Box 765
Winona, Mississippi
38967,
 
Phone: (662) 283-4161
Fmx: (662) 283-3363

Neshoba County

401 E. Beacon St.
Suite 110
Philadelphia, Mississippi
39350,
Phone: (601) 656-4781
Fax: (601) 650-3997

Newton County

P.O. Box 447
Decatur, Mississippi
39327,
 
Phone: (601) 635-2368
Fax: (601) 635-3210

Noxubee County

505 South Jefferson
Macon, Mississippi
39341,
 
Phone: (662) 726-5737
Fmx: (662) 726-6041

Oktibbeha County

108 W. Main Street
Starkville, Mississippi
39759,
Phone: (662) 323-1356
Fax: (662) 323-1121

Panola County

P.O. Box 346
Batesville, Mississippi
38606,
 
Phone: (662) 563-6210
Fax: (662) 563-8233

Pearl River County

200 South Main Street
Poplarville, Mississippi
39470,
Phone: (601) 403-2300
Fmx: (601) 403-2327
Pearl River County website »

Perry County

P.O. Box 198
New Augusta, Mississippi
39642,

Phone: (601) 964-8663
Fmx: (601) 964-8740

Pike County

P.O. Box 31
Magnolia, Mississippi
39652,
 
Phone: (601) 783-2581
Fmx: (601) 783-6322
E-mail: rogerg@co.pike.ms.us
Pike County website »

Pontotoc County

P.O. Box 428
Pontotoc, Mississippi
38863,
 
Phone: (662) 489-3908
Fmx: (662) 489-2318

Prentiss County

P. O. Box 727
Booneville, Mississippi
38829,
 
Phone: (662) 728-4611
Fmx: (662) 728-2006

Quitman County

220 Chestnut St.
Suite 4
Marks, Mississippi
38646,

Phone: (601) 326-8003
Fmx: (601) 326-8004

Rankin County

P.O. Drawer 1599
Brandon, Mississippi
39043,
Phone: (601) 825-1466
Fmx: (601) 825-1465
E-mail: cswilley@rankincounty.org
Rankin County website »

Scott County

P.O. Box 371
Forest, Mississippi
39074,
Phone: (601) 469-3601
Fmx: (601) 469-5188

Sharkey County

P.O. Box 218
Rolling Fork, Mississippi
39159,

Phone: (601) 873-2755
Fmx: (601) 873-6045

Simpson County

P.O. Box 307
Mendenhall, Mississippi
39114,
 
Phone: (601) 847-2474
Fmx: (601) 847-4011

Smith County

P.O. Box 517
Raleigh, Mississippi
39153,
Phone: (601) 782-4751
Fax: (601) 782-4007
Smith County website »

Stone County

323 Cavers Avenue
Wiggins, Mississippi
39577,
Phone: (601) 928-5246
Fax: (601) 928-5248
E-mail: khatten@stonecountyms.gov
Stone County website »

Sunflower County

P.O. Box 880
Indianola, Mississippi
38751,
 
Phone: (662) 887-1252
Fax: (662) 887-7077

Tallahatchie County

P.O. Box 86
Charleston, Mississippi
38921,
 
Phone: (662) 647-8758
Fax: (662) 647-8490

Tate County

201 Ward Street
Senatobia, Mississippi
38868,
Phone: (662) 562-5211
Fax: (662) 562-7486

Tippah County

102-A North Main
Ripley, Mississippi
38663,

Phone: (662) 837-7370
Fax: (662) 837-1030

Tishomingo County

1008 Battleground
Iuka, Mississippi
38852,
 
Phone: (662) 423-7026
Fax: (662) 423-1667
Tishomingo County website »

Tunica County

P.O. Box 184
Tunica, Mississippi
38676,

Phone: (662) 363-2842
Fax: (662) 363-2413

Union County

P.O. Box 298
New Albany, Mississippi
38652,
Phone: (662) 534-1910
Fax: (662) 534-2059

Walthall County

200 Ball Avenue
Tylertown, Mississippi
39667,
 
Phone: (601) 876-5677
Fmx: (601) 876-4077

Warren County

P.O. Box 351
Vicksburg, Mississippi
39181,
 
Phone: (601) 636-3961
Fmx: (601) 630-4100
E-mail: circlk@co.warren.ms.us
Warren County website »

Washington County

P.O. Box 1276
Greenville, Mississippi
38702,
Phone: (662) 378-2747
Fax: (662) 334-2698
Washington County website »

Wayne County

609 Azalea
Waynesboro, Mississippi
39367,

Phone: (601) 735-1171
Fmx: (601) 735-6261

Webster County

P.O. Box 308
Walthall, Mississippi
39771,
Phone: (601) 258-6287
Fax: (601) 258-7686

Wilkinson County

P.O. Box 327
Woodville, Mississippi
39669,
Phone: (601) 888-6697
Fmx: (601) 888-6984

Winston County

P.O. Drawer 785
Louisville, Mississippi
39339,
Phone: (662) 773-3581
Fax: (662) 773-7192

Yalobusha County

P.O. Box 1431
Water Valley, Mississippi
38965,
 
Phone: (662) 473-1341
Fmx: (662) 473-5020

Yazoo County

P.O. Box 108
Yazoo City, Mississippi
39194,

Phone: (662) 746-1872
Fmx: (662) 716-0113