Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
No appointment necessary to apply for a marriage license. Fee for a license is $30.00 (subject to change).
License will be ready the following business day.
Premarital Requirements in Connecticut
A marriage license is required by the Marriage License Laws of Connecticut. The procedure for obtaining the marriage license and other related information is stated below.
- Both parties must appear in person to apply for marriage license.
- You must apply in the Town where the ceremony will be performed.
- Bring valid government issued photo ID.
- License is valid for 65 days from date of application.
Applicants (18) years of age or over do not require parental consent to marry in Connecticut.
Under 18 Years of Age
Written consent of the parent or guardian is required.
Under 16 Years of Age
The Judge of Probate Court must endorse with written consent on the license.
Full legal name is required. No abbreviations, nicknames or initials. The information for the marriage license should appear as it does on your birth certificate, unless your name has been legally changed (i.e. previous marriage, court order name change).
Connecticut Residents Marrying in Another State
Not all states have the same requirements. Contact the state in which the marriage ceremony will be held.
Please request a list of Justices of the Peace and call someone from the list to make arrangements. These are the people who can perform a civil ceremony.
If you wish to have the ceremony at Town Hall, you MUST the Justice of the Peace know what day and time so that a room can be reserved.