Pennsylvania Officiant Government Registration Requirements
Learn what the marriage officiant registration requirements are in Pennsylvania. This page covers everything you need to know to legally officiate wedding ceremonies in Pennsylvania.
Who can officiate weddings in Pennsylvania?
(a) General rule.--The following are authorized to solemnize marriages between persons that produce a marriage license issued under this part:
(6) A minister, priest or rabbi of any regularly established church or congregation.
(b) Religious organizations.--Every religious society, religious institution or religious organization in this Commonwealth may join persons together in marriage when at least one of the persons is a member of the society, institution or organization, according to the rules and customs of the society, institution or organization. "
Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 1503
Are online ordained ministers recognized in Pennsylvania?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Pennsylvania.
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Am I as the minister officiant required to register with the Pennsylvania Government?
The Pennsylvania Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Pennsylvania to officiate a wedding.4.
What Pennsylvania office handles officiant registration?
The Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?
All Wedding Officiants in Pennsylvania must be at least 18 years old.