A Letter of Good Standing is an official acknowledgment of your status as an ordained minister by The Satanic Temple. The letter is printed on official church letterhead, signed by the Director of Ministry, and notarized by a notary public.
In some counties in the United States, you are required to visit the County Clerk and present this document along with your Certificate of Ordination (Basic Credentials Pack) and Church Description Statement (Basic Wedding Pack) prior to performing a wedding ceremony.
Fill out the Ritual Notification Form. This product is printed with the address of the County Clerk or other government office that requires this letter. As a result, this product can only be sent to you if you have entered this information on the Ritual Notification Form on your Minister's Dashboard.
Please do not waste your money. Most counties do not require a notarized Letter of Good Standing. Call the County Clerk in the location where the wedding is to be held prior to ordering this product to confirm that you need it.
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To legally perform weddings, you will need additional documentation. We recommend you only buy these additional materials once you know the date and location of the wedding you will perform.
Once the wedding date and location are set, you must call or visit the County Clerk for the location where the ceremony is to be held to find out what additional documents you may need. This varies county by county.
The Basic Wedding Pack + Basic Credentials Pack will be enough to cover the required documentation in most states.
Some states additionally require the notarized Letter of Good Standing, which you can purchase separately if needed.
If you plan to perform a wedding in an area with more complex requirements, such as New York City and Nevada, please contact the Ordination Council. We will be adding special add-on packages for those locations soon. Until that becomes available, we will work with you to ensure that you are able to legally perform a wedding in those areas.
For more detailed step-by-step instructions, please look over the Officiating Your First Wedding guide that we make available free for our ordained ministers.