Marriage Licenses

Congratulations!  Here are some things you need to know about getting married in the State of Connecticut:

  • In order to be married, you must first obtain a marriage license in the Town where the marriage ceremony will be performed (the State of Connecticut requires a ceremony).
  • Both parties must come in to sign the license.  (Save time in the office and start your license online!  See below for a link to our online worksheet.)
  • The license is good for 65 days from the date of issuance.
  • Persons under eighteen must have a parent's signature and those under 16 require a parent's signature and the signature of the Judge of Probate of the town of residence.
  • The fee for the license is $50.00.
  • The person who legally performs the wedding ceremony signs and returns the license to the Town Clerk's office after the ceremony.
  • Certified copies of the license can be obtained for $20.00 each. The original license remains stored in the Town Hall vault.

To request a marriage license, you must first submit a completed Marriage License Worksheet to the Town Clerk's Office.

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