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Traditionally, PA counties have accepted online ministry licenses, BUT recently, courts have struck those down and mandated that in order for the minister with an online license to legally marry a couple, the minister must have a congregation.
Here's a link that discusses how courts have trended toward making this a requirement: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/religion/2007-10-24-online-marriages_N.htm
That said, there is no state law that requires this.....so it really varies from county to county. So, the best thing for you would be to call the county court clerk's office that issues marriage licenses and ask if they accept them or not. The clerk should know if judges in the county accept or refuse a marriage certificate from a minister without an active congregation.
I see recent rulings in Bucks and York counties....but not Lancaster.
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