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Vermont State, VT

State of Vermont
Marriage License Requirements

Marriage License Fee: $45

Marriage Law Requirements for Vermont Marriage Licenses:

  • If you wish to get married in Vermont, bring a copy of both your birth certificates and $45 for the license fee to a City/Town Clerk’s office, where you can apply for a Vermont marriage license.

  • Licenses can be issued up to 60 days before the ceremony.

  • Minimum Age: 16.

    • If the applicant is at least 16, but under 18, they will need the consent of a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian needs to go to the City/Town Clerk’s office to sign an affidavit giving the applicant permission to marry.

  • License Fee: $45.

  • Waiting Period: None.

  • License Validity: 60 Days.

  • Blood Test: Not Required.

  • Residency: Not Required.

  • Witnesses: Vermont law does not require witnesses, but, if you are planning a religious ceremony, check to see if the religion’s tenets require witnesses.


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Marriage Law Requirements for Vermont Marriage Licenses:

Addison Albany
Alburgh Andover
Arlington Athens
Averill Bakersfield
Baltimore Barnard
Barnet Barre
Barton Belvidere
Bennington Benson
Berkshire Berlin
Bethel Bloomfield
Bolton Bradford
Braintree Brandon
Brattleboro Bridgewater
Bridport Brighton
Bristol Brookfield
Brookline Brownington
Brunswick Burke
Burlington Cabot
Calais Cambridge
Canaan Castleton
Cavendish Charleston
Charlotte Chelsea
Chester Chittenden
Clarendon Colchester
Concord Corinth
Cornwall Coventry
Craftsbury Danby
Danville Derby
Dorset Dover
Dummerston Duxbury
East Haven E. Montpelier
Eden Elmore
Enosburgh Essex
Fairfax Fairfield
FairHaven Fairlee
Fayston Ferdinand
Ferrisburgh Fletcher
Franklin Georgia
Glastenbury Glover
Goshen Grafton
Granby GrandIsle
Granville Greensboro
Groton Guildhall
Guilford Halifax
Hancock Hardwick
Hartford Hartland
Highgate Hinesburg
Holland Hubbardton
Huntington Hyde Park
Ira Irasburg
Isle La Motte Jamaica
Jay Jericho
Johnson Killington
Kirby Landgrove
Leicester Lemington
Lewis Lincoln
Location Londonderry
Lowell Ludlow
Lunenburg Lyndon
Maidstone Manchester
Marlboro Marshfield
Mendon Middlebury
Middlesex Middletown Springs
Milton Monkton
Montgomery Montpelier
Moretown Morgan
Morristown Mount Holly
Mount Tabor Newark
Newbury Newfane
New Haven Newport
Northfield North Hero
Norton Norwich
Orange Orwell
Panton Pawlet
Peacham Peru
Pittsfield Pittsford
Plainfield Plymouth
Pomfret Poultney
Pownal Proctor
Putney Randolph
Reading Readsboro
Richford Richmond
Ripton Rochester
Rockingham Roxbury
Royalton Rupert
Rutland Ryegate
St. Albans St. George
St. Johnsbury Salisbury
Sandgate Searsburg
Shaftsbury Sharon
Sheffield Shelburne
Sheldon Shoreham
Shrewsbury Somerset
So. Burlington South Hero
Springfield Stamford
Stannard Starksboro
Stockbridge Stowe
Strafford Stratton
Sudbury Sunderland
Sutton Swanton
Thetford Tinmouth
Topsham Townshend
Troy Tunbridge
Underhill Vergennes
Vernon Vershire
Victory Waitsfield
Walden Wallingford
Waltham Wardsboro
Warren Washington
Waterbury Waterford
Waterville Weathersfield
Wells West Fairlee
Westfield Westford
West Haven Westminster
Westmore Weston
W. Rutland W. Windsor
Weybridge Wheelock
Whiting Whitingham
Williamstown Williston
Wilmington Windham
Windsor Winhall
Winooski Wolcott
Woodbury Woodford
Woodstock Worcester


Marriage Application Requirement Vermont: Get Copy Of Birth Certificate

  • Must be at least 16 years old 

    • If the applicant is at least 16, but under 18, they will need the consent of a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian needs to go to the City/Town Clerk’s office to sign an affidavit giving the applicant permission to marry.

  • Must provide the following information for both applicants:

    • A certified copy of both your birth certificates

    • Parents’ (mother and father) places of birth

    • Mother’s maiden name

      • Certified copies of your birth certificates can supply most of this information.

    • Identification


Marriage ID Requirement Vermont:

  • Driver’s License

  • State issued ID card

  • Military ID

  • Passport

  • Passport Card

  • Permanent Resident Card

  • Foreign Gov’t issued Passport


Marriage Waiting Period Vermont:

There is no waiting period to get married in Vermont.


Marriage Residency Requirement Vermont:

There is no residency requirement.

  • If neither party is a Vermont resident, you may get the license from any City/Town Clerk in the state.

  • If both parties are Vermont residents, you may go to the City/Town Clerk in either of your towns of residence.

  • If just one of you resides in a Vermont town, you must buy the license in that City/Town.


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  • If your husband, wife or civil union partner has died, you are free to marry. The clerk will ask the date your spouse or civil union partner died.

  • If you are divorced, you may remarry after the date on which your previous marriage or civil union was legally dissolved.

  • If you are partners in an existing civil union, you are free to marry one another.


Marriage License Fee Vermont:

The marriage license will cost $45 in Vermont.



Proxy Marriages Vermont:

You cannot be married by proxy in Vermont.


Cousin Marriages Vermont:

Yes, cousin marriages (first, second, etc) are allowed to take place.


Commom Law Marriages Vermont:

No. Common Law marriages aren’t allowed in Vermont.


Marriage Blood Test Vermont:

No blood test is required in Vermont.


Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.


Marriage Age Requirements Vermont: ✔ Get Copy Of Birth Certificate

If you are at least 16, but under 18, you will need the consent of a parent or guardian. Your parent or guardian should go with you to the town clerk’s office to sign an affidavit giving you permission to marry. By Vermont law, no one under the age of 16 may marry in Vermont.


Marriage Officiants Vermont:

A Supreme Court justice, a superior court judge, a district judge, a judge of probate, an assistant judge, a justice of the peace or an ordained or licensed member of the clergy residing in Vermont can perform your wedding ceremony.

Additionally, any person who is over the age of 18 may register with the Secretary of State to become a temporary officiant to a marriage. A person who has filled out the registration form and who has paid the registration fee of $100 will receive a certificate authorizing the person to solemnize a specific Vermont marriage.


Marriage Witnesses Vermont:

Vermont does not require witnesses for a marriage.


Expiration Date of Marriage License Vermont:

Marriage licenses are valid for 60 days after issue in Vermont.


Copy of Certificate of Marriage

VT Dept. of Health
Vital Records Unit
108 Cherry Street,
PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
Ph: 800.439.5008


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. For more information regarding Vermont marriage license laws and records please visit www.healthvermont.gov.