Tennessee Marriage Officiant Government Registration Requirements
Learn what the marriage officiant registration requirements are in Tennessee. This page covers everything you need to know to legally officiate wedding ceremonies in Tennessee.
Who can officiate weddings in Tennessee?
(a) (1) All regular ministers, preachers, pastors, priests, rabbis and other spiritual leaders of every religious belief, more than eighteen (18) years of age, having the care of souls, and all members of the county legislative bodies, county mayors, judges, chancellors, former chancellors and former judges of this state, former county executives or county mayors of this state, former members of quarterly county courts or county commissions, the governor, the speaker of the senate and former speakers of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives and former speakers of the house of representatives, the county clerk of each county and the mayor of any municipality in the state may solemnize the rite of matrimony.
Tennessee Code § 36-3-301
Are online ordained ministers recognized in Tennessee?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Tennessee.
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Am I as the minister officiant required to register with the Tennessee Government?
The Tennessee Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Tennessee to officiate a wedding.4.
What Tennessee office handles officiant registration?
The Tennessee 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 Tennessee?
All Wedding Officiants in Tennessee must be at least 18 years old.