WVC 48 - 2 - 101
PART 1. APPLICATION FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE.
§48-2-101. Necessity of marriage license.
Every marriage in this state must be solemnized under a
marriage license issued by a clerk of the county commission in
accordance with the provisions of this article. If a ceremony of
marriage is performed without a license, the attempted marriage is
void, and the parties do not attain the legal status of husband and