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.
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.