Last Updated: October 5th, 2023
5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Arizona
The facts below cover all the important aspects of what requirements you need to meet to be able to legally officiate a wedding ceremony in Arizona.
Who Can Officiate Weddings in Arizona?
This is the relevant exerpt from the Arizona Revised Statutes § 25-124.
" A. The following are authorized to solemnize marriages between persons who are authorized to marry:
1. Duly licensed or ordained clergymen.
B. For the purposes of this section, "licensed or ordained clergymen" includes ministers, elders or other persons who by the customs, rules and regulations of a religious society or sect are authorized or permitted to solemnize marriages or to officiate at marriage ceremonies. "
Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.
Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Arizona?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Arizona.
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Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Arizona?
The Arizona Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Arizona to officiate a wedding.
What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Arizona?
The Arizona Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.
What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Arizona?
All Wedding Officiants in Arizona must be at least 18 years old.
Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Arizona
As there is no officiant registration required in Arizona, once ordained your next step is to start preparing to officiate the wedding. If you have not officiated a wedding before, or it has been a while, check out our Arizona Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.
PREPARE FOR THE ARIZONA WEDDING CEREMONY