State Minister Licensing Requirements

AMM Ministers have the authority to perform marriage throughout the United States, however each state has different laws regarding the process of being able to perform marriage. Ministers and couples must comply with local state, commonwealth, district or territorial regulations. Click on a state for more detailed information.

No Registration Required

No Registration Required*

Registration Sometimes Required

Registration Always Required

* State laws do not officially require minister registration, but government offices may ask to see documents verifying ordination.

Minister Licensing by Government Office

Registration Always Required

District of Columbia Hawaii Massachusetts Ohio Puerto Rico West Virginia Arkansas Louisiana Minnesota Nevada Oklahoma Virginia

Registration Required for Non-Residents

New Hampshire Vermont

Registration Required in Some Locations

New York

No Registration Required*

* State laws do not officially require minister registration, but government offices may ask to see documents verifying ordination.

Connecticut Idaho Kansas Kentucky Mississippi Missouri North Carolina North Dakota Pennsylvania South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee US Virgin Islands Wisconsin Wyoming

No Registration Required

Alabama Alaska Arizona California Colorado Delaware Florida Georgia Guam Illinois Indiana Iowa Maine Maryland Michigan Montana Nebraska New Jersey New Mexico Oregon Rhode Island Texas Utah
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