Who Can Perform a Marriage Ceremony

Who Can Perform a Marriage Ceremony

Pennsylvania law requires officiates to be ordained by a "regularly established church or congregation".

This office will NOT determine what is/is not a church and/or congregation.  The Clerk of Courts Office does not provide a list of people who can perform marriage ceremonies.  

Please be advised if you choose to be married by someone other than the officiates specifically listed and authorized by PA law, the burden of proof regarding legality (or lack thereof) of your marriage will be upon you - should future issues arise that require a determination of the marriage validity.  
Persons Qualified to Solemnize Marriage - Information on who is qualified to Solemnize Marriage

Magisterial District Courts

51-3-01
Matthew Harvey

525 Boyds School Rd., Suite 900
Gettysburg PA 17325
717-334-7913

51-3-02
Daniel Bowman

45D W. Hanover St.
Gettysburg PA 17325
717-334-7810 

51-3-03
Tony Little

40 Church Rd.
East Berlin PA 17316
717-624-7138 

51-3-04
Mark Beauchat

525 Boyds School Rd., Suite 800
Gettysburg PA 17325
717-337-3870