Mississippi Officiant Government Registration Requirements
Learn what the marriage officiant registration requirements are in Mississippi. This page covers everything you need to know to legally officiate wedding ceremonies in Mississippi.
Who can officiate weddings in Mississippi?
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; any judge of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, circuit court, chancery court or county court may solemnize the rites of matrimony between any persons anywhere within this state who shall produce a license granted as herein directed. Justice court judges and members of the boards of supervisors may likewise solemnize the rites of matrimony within their respective counties. Any marriages performed by a mayor of a municipality prior to March 14, 1994 are valid provided such marriages satisfy the requirements of Section 93-1-18.
Mississippi Code § 93-1-17
Are online ordained ministers recognized in Mississippi?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Mississippi.
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Am I as the minister officiant required to register with the Mississippi Government?
The Mississippi Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Mississippi to officiate a wedding.4.
What Mississippi office handles officiant registration?
The Mississippi Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.5.
How old do I have to be to officiate a wedding in Mississippi?
All Wedding Officiants in Mississippi must be at least 18 years old.