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How to Get Your Marriage License in Connecticut

Getting married in Connecticut? Congratulations! Here's what you need to know to get a marriage license.


First, select the town or city in which your ceremony will be performed, and contact the town clerk's office to for the marriage application, also called a certification. Often you can find this online, so do some searching, it should not be too difficult. For the application you'll need some basic information like your birth dates, names and addresses. Next, I recommend calling the office to set an appointment for your and your fiancé to visit in person to finish the process. You should plan to do this within 60 days of your ceremony. Don't forget to bring following with you:

  • proof of identity such as driver's license or passport

  • social security number

  • fee, which varies by town

After the appointment, you will leave with an approved application. When you're ready to tie the knot, have your ceremony within 60 days of getting the license. Make sure the officiant signs the license, and returns it to the town clerk's office where you got it,for recording.


After the application is sent in, your license will be recorded. This may take a anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, so if timing is important to you, please check with the clerk to see what their timeframe is. If you would like a copy of your marriage license, there may be an extra charge for them to mail you one, so be sure to ask when you are there filling out the application.


That's it! Follow these steps, and you'll be legally married in Connecticut.

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