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5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Utah

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 Utah.

1.

Who Can Officiate Weddings in Utah?

This is the relevant exerpt from the Utah Code § 30-1-6 .

" (1) Marriages may be solemnized by the following persons only:

(a) ministers, rabbis, or priests of any religious denomination who are:

(i) in regular communion with any religious society; and

(ii) 18 years of age or older;

(b) Native American spiritual advisors;... "


Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.

2.

Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Utah?

Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Utah.

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3.

Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Utah?

The Utah Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Utah to officiate a wedding.

4.

What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Utah?

The Utah Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.

5.

What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Utah?

All Wedding Officiants in Utah must be at least 18 years old.


Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Utah

As there is no officiant registration required in Utah, 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 Utah Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.


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