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Clergy Requirements


  1. Complete the Affidavit and Order Form and file in the Clerk's Office
  2. Present a copy of his/her ordination papers as a minister or local minister's license. If you have a minister’s license you will need a letter from your church showing that you are a regularly appointed pastor in your denomination.
  3. Document of recent date (less than 30 days old) from his/her superior or church board stating that he/she is in good standing with the church for which he/she is ordained.
    • There is no fee for this service.

  1. Bring the required paperwork listed above to the Dinwiddie Circuit Court at:
    Dinwiddie Circuit Court
    14008 Boydton Plank Road
    Dinwiddie, VA 23841
  2. You will sign the affidavit in front of clerk/deputy clerk.
  3. The Clerk's Office will prepare an order for approval by the Judge.
  4. Once the Order has been signed approving your application you must take an oath in front of the clerk/deputy clerk.
  5. You will be given a certified copy of the oath and order of appointment.

Printing Instructions

When using the above PDF forms please print using the print button in the PDF page itself and not the print button in the window above page. Using the print button in PDF itself clears out the gray fields for easier use by the judge and clerks.

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