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How Much a Marriage License Cost?

Connecticut requires a couple to obtain a marriage license in order to have a legally binding wedding ceremony. Some states require a medical examination or blood tests in order to obtain a license. All require proof of identification and a license application fee.

The fee for a marriage license in Connecticut is $30.

Most locales won't accept credit cards or out-of-state checks. Please call ahead to verify whether or not you need cash.

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Requirements may vary as each county in Connecticut could have their own requirements.

Marriage License in Connecticut

ID and Residency Requirements:

Connecticut law requires that you present photo id such as a driver's license or a passport. You also need to know the following: You do not have to be a resident of Connecticut, but you do need to apply in either the town where one of you lives, or in the town where you plan on getting married.

If it is difficult for you both to appear at the same time at the Clerk's office to apply for your marriage license, you can appear individually.

Previous Marriages:

You will need to show your divorce decree, or have information regarding date, county and state of death of previous spouse. If your name has changed, you need to bring a certified copy of your divorce decree.

Covenant Marriage Option:

No.

Waiting Period:

None. Some towns may require you to pick the license up the next day.

Common Law Marriages:

No.

Proxy Marriages:

No. Proxy marriages are not allowed in Connecticut.

Cousin Marriages:

Yes.

Same-Sex Marriages:

Yes, effective November 12, 2008.

Miscellaneous: If you plan to use your married name at work, be sure to have your name changed in Social Security records. This way, you will get credit for all your earnings. It's easy and it's absolutely free. Contact Social Security Online to locate your local office. You will need documentary evidence showing both your old name and your new name.

Additional Information: The premarital laws in some states are changing rapidly. If you have questions that cannot be answered by the town clerk of the town in which you plan to marry, contact the Public Health Laboratory, (860) 509-8505, for current information and requirements in Connecticut.

Officiants: All ordained or licensed clergymen belonging to this state or any other state may perform marriages as long as they continue in the work of the ministry. Marriage license must be completed by the minister and returned to the city or town clerk.

Valid: License is valid for 65 days.
The license can only be used within the State of Connecticut.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Copies of Connecticut birth certificates, Connecticut death certificates and public Connecticut marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in Connecticut). You may order copies of Connecticut vital records through Archives on an expedited basis.

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

To notify us of corrections or additions send an email to update@usmarriagelaws.com.  Please include the state and county information.

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