Do you need a marriage officiant? The County Administrative Board appoints civil marriage officiants and has a list of people who are marriage officiants in the county's municipalities.
The County Administrative Board appoints the number of marriage officiants needed in the county's municipalities. We usually appoint a marriage officiant when we receive a proposal from the municipality.
Do you need a marriage officiant?
The County Administrative Board has a list of people who are appointed marriage officiants in each county. You contract the marriage officiant to reserve a date for a wedding ceremony. In some municipalities you can also book a date with the municipality.
Becoming a marriage officiant
The County Administrative Board verifies whether you have the knowledge and qualifications required to become a marriage officiant. The authorisation to act as a marriage officiant is valid throughout Sweden.
Further information about being a marriage officiant
A marriage officiant needs to have knowledge of applicable legislation regarding, for example:
- how to conduct a wedding ceremony,
- any impediment to marriage,
- the documents to be drawn up and submitted after the wedding ceremony.
Payment for marriage officiants
The office of civil marriage officiant is an honorary one. As a marriage officiant you are not entitled to charge a fee from the bridal couple. The county administrative board will pay you SEK 110 for one wedding and then a further SEK 30 per wedding for several weddings on the same day.
Travel expenses for marriage officiants
The County Administrative Board does not pay any travel expenses. However, as a marriage officiant you may request payment from the bridal couple if the wedding ceremony is held at a different location from that offered by the municipality. You may not charge any payment from the couple which is greater than the actual travel costs.
The Marriage Code (1987:230) on the Swedish Parliament website External link.
County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland
Phone: 010-224 40 00