Types of Solemnization

The type of solemnization you choose for your Marriage License is a personal choice, County staff cannot make the decision for you.  You will need to know your decision by the time of your application, so we can provide you with a sample of how to fill out the Marriage License properly.

  • Self-Solemnization: no Officiant, no Judge, just the Parties to the Marriage solemnizing their own Marriage Certificate 
  • Religious: couples select someone from a denomination of their choosing to officiate the ceremony and sign the Certificate.  The Clerk & Recorder does not provide Officiants on site, couples must make their own arrangements.  Find a list of known local Officiants below.
  • Civil: usually a Justice of the Peace, Magistrate, Judge or Retired Judge of the couple's choosing will officiate the ceremony and sign the Certificate.  The Clerk & Recorder does not provide Officiants on site, couples must make their own arrangements with the Courts or Officiant of their choosing.
Officiants
  • This is the list of local, Summit County-based Officiants who have contacted our office offering their services.  Inquire with each person/company about pricing and availability.  Summit County Government does not make recommendations or promote any business over another, and this list is for courtesy contact information only.
  • The Clerk's Office does not need any paperwork or communication from Officiants performing ceremonies in Summit County.  Officiants can be ordained from their organization of choice.