Online Ordination by State

Online ordinations are protected by the religious non-establishment clause of the first amendment of the US constitution. This means that online ordinations are legal across all US states, territories, commonwealths, and districts. However each state has its own laws regarding the registration, licensing, and certification of anyone that plans to officiate weddings in that state.

Most places do not require any type of officiant registration, whether the person was ordained online or not. The places that do require officiant registration do so as a bureaucratic measure to keep records of who has officiated. In other words, the officiant registration process is not to qualify your status as an officiant but to keep track of the people that have officiated weddings in that place.

Officiant Registration Is Always Required

The following localities require ALL OFFICIANTS to register with a government office prior to officiating wedding ceremonies. Follow the links for instructions on how to succesfully register as a wedding officiant in these localities.

Arkansas Online Ordination

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Hawaii Online Ordination

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Louisiana Online Ordination

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Massachusetts Online Ordination

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Minnesota Online Ordination

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Nevada Online Ordination

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Ohio Online Ordination

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Oklahoma Online Ordination

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Puerto Rico Online Ordination

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Virginia Online Ordination

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Washington DC Online Ordination

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West Virginia Online Ordination

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West Virginia Online Ordination

Officiant Registration May Be Required

The States of New Hampshire and Vermont require officiants to register with a government office only if the officiant is not a resident of the State. Follow the links for more information on the officiant registration process in these States.

New Hampshire Online Ordination

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New Hampshire Online Ordination

Vermont Online Ordination

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Vermont Online Ordination

In New York State, officiant registration is ALWAYS REQUIRED in New York City. Outside of NYC, officiant registration is handled at a city and town level. The city and town clerk’s determine whether to require officiant registration or not. Most localities outside of NYC do not require officiant registration, however before officiating any ceremonies, you should contact the city or town clerk.

New York Online Ordination

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New York Online Ordination

No Officiant Registration Required

The following localities do not require officiants to register with a government office prior to officiating wedding ceremonies. In these places all you need to do is get ordained online to be able to legally officiate weddings.

Alabama Online Ordination

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Alaska Online Ordination

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Alaska Online Ordination

Arizona Online Ordination

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Arizona Online Ordination

California Online Ordination

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California Online Ordination

Colorado Online Ordination

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Connecticut Online Ordination

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Florida Online Ordination

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Florida Online Ordination

Georgia Online Ordination

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Idaho Online Ordination

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Illinois Online Ordination

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Indiana Online Ordination

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Iowa Online Ordination

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Kansas Online Ordination

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Kentucky Online Ordination

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Maine Online Ordination

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Maryland Online Ordination

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Michigan Online Ordination

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Mississippi Online Ordination

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Missouri Online Ordination

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Montana Online Ordination

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Nebraska Online Ordination

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New Jersey Online Ordination

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New Mexico Online Ordination

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North Carolina Online Ordination

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North Dakota Online Ordination

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Oregon Online Ordination

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Pennsylvania Online Ordination

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Rhode Island Online Ordination

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South Carolina Online Ordination

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South Dakota Online Ordination

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Tennessee Online Ordination

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Texas Online Ordination

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Utah Online Ordination

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Washington Online Ordination

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Wisconsin Online Ordination

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Wyoming Online Ordination

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