Marriage License Information

Requests

Requests may be made in writing, via mail, or in person during regular office hours. Email request cannot be honored. A copy of photo ID must accompany request.

Authorized Requestors

Any one 18 years of age or older may obtain a copy of any marriage certificate. The social security numbers of the bride and groom must be redacted prior to issuance, except to the following parties:

  • Department of Public Health
  • Bride or Groom
  • Other persons as authorized by the commissioner of Public Health
  • Registrar of Town of Occurrence of wedding
  • Registrar of Town of Residence

Copies

An original copy of a marriage license is on file in the Town Clerk’s office in the town the wedding occurred and a copy in the town of residence.

The Social Security Administration will need a certified copy of the marriage certificate in order to change a name on their records. The license does not make an automatic name change.

Fees

The marriage license fee is $50 as of July 1, 2018 per PA 18-136.

A copy of a marriage license is $20 as of October 1, 2009, and the Town Clerk/Registrar of Vital Statistics may issue only certified copies of marriage certificates.

Justices of the Peace

For information on Justices of the Peace please see Justices of the Peace page.