If you're getting married in the state of Connecticut you must first apply for a wedding license at any in-state county clerk office. These offices, some of which are referred to as the "marriage license bureau," are usually located in the county probate court or circuit court. This document outlines the requirements you must adhere to in order to get a valid marriage license that can be used statewide. Let's begin…

Cost of Your License

How much does a marriage license cost?

The marriage license fee is $30.00 to $35.00 dollars. Accepted forms of payment are cash.

Residency Requirement

Are there any special residency conditions for in-state or out-of-state residents?

There are none. You do not have to be a previous or current resident of Connecticut to obtain a marriage license that will be valid statewide.

Waiting Period

After I submit my application how long do I have to wait before I receive my marriage license?

There is no waiting period. You will receive your marriage license immediately after you submit your application.

Is there a waiting period from the moment the license is given to me to the date I'm allowed to actually marry?

No, you can get married immediately after your marriage license is issued.

License Expiration

How long will my marriage license remain valid once it's been issued?

Your license will expire 65 days from the date it is issued. Once it expires, it can no longer be used to get married.

What happens if my marriage license expires before I get a chance to use it?

Unfortunately, you'll just have to get a brand new one as your expired one will no longer be recognized as valid by the state nor by the person who will be responsible for officiating your marriage.

Age Requirement

How old must I be to get married?

You must be at least 18 years of age or older to marry without parental consent. A birth certificate may be necessary to show proof of age.

What if one or both of us is younger than 18?

If either partner is under 18, one parent or legal guardian must be present. If a parent can not be present, due to death, separation, divorce or other circumstances, proper evidence must be presented for verification. You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate. If you are under 16 you can not marry without a court order.

Blood Test

Are blood tests and physical exams required?

As of October 1, 2003, blood tests are no longer required.

Divorced or Widowed Applicants

What if one or both partners have been divorced or have had a spouse die?

If you were previously married, the date of your divorce or the date of your spouse's death must be provided. Bring a certified copy of the divorce decree or death certificate. If necessary, a copy of your divorce records or spouse's death certificate can be ordered from your local vital records office and mailed to you.

Marriage Name Change

How do I legally change my name before or after I get married?

When you are married, you will receive a marriage certificate, which is a piece of paper proving that you are legally married. This document will serve as evidence of your marriage, which you'll need to complete the process of notifying several government agencies about your name change, as well as any non-government institutions that you do business with (ie, banks, employers, credit cards, memberships, etc).

There is an online marriage name change kit that you can use and complete before or after your marriage takes place. It's applicable for Connecticut or any other state in the union. Completing all the necessary name change documentation prior to your wedding is recommended in order to expedite the name change process.

Proxy Marriage

What is a proxy marriage?

A proxy marriage, also known as a "proxy wedding," is when one or both partners to be married are unable to physically attend the ceremony. The missing person, or persons, will have someone "stand in" for them and serve as their "proxy."

Can I get married by proxy if I'm unable to to be present for the ceremony?

No, getting married by proxy is not allowed in Connecticut. There are actually only five states left that do allow marriage by proxy.

Common Law Marriage

What is a common law marriage?

The term "common law marriage" refers to an informal marriage, based upon cohabitation and a mutual understanding by both partners, rather than getting married through a civil or religious ceremony. The latter, more common approach, would require an actual Connecticut marriage license.

Is a common law marriage a legal option for me instead of undergoing a conventional marriage?

No, common-law marriages are not allowed in Connecticut. This is unsurprising as only one-fifth of the country currently recognizes common law marriage.

Cousin Marriage

Can I get married to my cousin?

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

Same Sex Marriage

Are same sex marriages legal?

Yes, same-sex marriages are allowed and legally recognized in Connecticut.

Where to Go

Where do I physically need to go to get my marriage license?

Connecticut has 169 offices where a marriage license can be acquired. Simply choose a location below to visit. Phone numbers as well as map and accompanying driving direction links are provided for every address.

Andover Town Clerk
17 School Road
Andover, CT 06232
860-742-0188
Ansonia Town Clerk
253 Main St
Ansonia, CT 06401
203-736-5980
Ashford Town Clerk
25 Pompey Hollow Road
Ashford, CT 06278
860-429-7044
Avon Town Clerk
60 West Main St
Avon, CT 06001
860-409-4310
Barkhhamsted Town Clerk
P.O. Box 185
Pleasant Valley, CT 06063
860-379-8665
Beacon Falls Town Clerk
10 Maple Ave
Beacon Falls, CT 06403
203-729-8254
Berlin Town Clerk Town Hall of Berlin
240 Kensington Road
Kensington, CT 06037
860-828-7035
Bethel Town Clerk
P.O. Box 3
Bethel, CT 06801
203-794-8505
Bethlehem Town Clerk
254 Lakes Road
Bethlehem, CT 06751
203-266-7510
Bloomfield Town Clerk
800 Bloomfield Ave
Bloomfield, CT 06002
860-769-3507
Bolton Town Clerk
222 Bolton Court Road
Bolton, CT 06043
860-649-8066
Bozrah Town Clerk
1 River Road
Bozrah, CT 06334
860-889-2689
Branford Town Clerk 1019 Main St
P.O. Box 150
Branford, CT 06405
203-488-6305
Bridgeport Town Clerk
45 Lyon Terrace Room 124
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-576-7207
Bridgewater Town Clerk
Main St
Bridgewater, CT 06752
860-354-5102
Bristol Town Clerk
111 North Main
Bristol, CT 06010
860-584-7656
Brookfield Town Clerk
Pocono Rd P.O. Box 5106
Brookfield, CT 06804
203-775-7313
Brooklyn Town Clerk
P.O. Box 356
Brooklyn, CT 06234
860-774-9543
Burlington Town Clerk
200 Spielman Hwy.
Burlington, CT 06013
860-673-2108
Canaan Town Clerk
P.O. Box 155
Falls Village, CT 06031
860-824-0707
Canterbury Town Clerk
P.O. Box 27
Canterbury, CT 06331
860-546-9377
Canton Town Clerk
4 Market St P.O. Box 168
Collinsville, CT 06022
860-693-7870
Chaplin Town Clerk
Route 198
Chaplin, CT 06235
860-455-9455
Cheshire Town Clerk
84 South Main
Cheshire, CT 06410
203-271-6601
Chester Town Clerk 65 Main St
P.O. Box 328
Chester, CT 06412
860-526-0006
Clinton Town Clerk
64 East Main St
Clinton, CT 06413
860-669-9101
Colchester Town Clerk
40 Norwich Ave
Colchester, CT 06415
860-537-7215
Colebrook Town Clerk
P.O. Box 5
Colebrook, CT 06021
860-379-3359
Collinsville Town Clerk
P.O. Box 168
Collinsville, CT 06022
860-693-7870
Columbia Town Clerk
323 Rt. 87
Columbia, CT 06237
860-228-3284
Cornwall Town Clerk
P.O. Box 97
Cornwall, CT 06753
860-672-2709
Coventry Town Clerk
1712 Main St P.O. Box 189
Coventry, CT 06238
860-742-7966
Cromwell Town Clerk
41 West St
Cromwell, CT 06416
860-632-3440
Danbury Town Clerk
155 Deer Hill Ave
Danbury, CT 06810
203-797-4531
Darien Town Clerk
2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06820
203-656-7307
Deep River Town Clerk
174 Main St
Deep River, CT 06417
860-526-6024
Derby Town Clerk
35 5th St
Derby, CT 06418
203-736-1462
Durham Town Clerk Townhouse Road
P.O. Drawer #428
Durham, CT 06422
860-349-3452
East Granby Town Clerk
P.O. Box Tc
East Granby, CT 06026
860-653-6528
East Haddam Town Clerk
Town Office Building
East Haddam, CT 06423
860-873-5027
East Hampton Town Clerk
20 East High St
East Hampton, CT 06424
860-267-2519
East Hartford Town Clerk
740 Main St
East Hartford, CT 06108
860-291-7230
East Haven Town Clerk
250 Main St
East Haven, CT 06512
203-468-3201
East Lyme Town Clerk 108 Pennsylvania Ave
P.O. Box 519
Niantic, CT 06357
860-739-6931
East Windsor Town Clerk 11 Rye St
P.O. Box 213
Broad Brook, CT 06016
860-623-9467
Eastford Town Clerk
P.O. Box 273
Eastford, CT 06242
860-974-1885
Easton Town Clerk
225 Center Road
Easton, CT 06612
203-268-6291
Ellington Town Clerk
55 Main St P.O. Box 187
Ellington, CT 06029
860-875-3190
Enfield Town Clerk Town Clerk's Office
820 Enfield St
Enfield, CT 06082
860-253-6440
Essex Town Clerk
P.O. Box 98
Essex, CT 06426
860-767-4344
Fairfield Town Clerk
611 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06430
203-256-3090
Farmington Town Clerk Town Hall
1 Monteith Drive
Farmington, CT 06034
860-673-8247
Franklin Town Clerk
Rfd 1
North Franklin, CT 06254
860-642-7352
Glastonbury Town Clerk
2155 Main St
Glastonbury, CT 06033
860-652-7616
Goshen Town Clerk
P.O. Box 54
Goshen, CT 06756
860-491-3647
Granby Town Clerk
15 North Granby Rd
Granby, CT 06035
860-653-8949
Greenwich Town Clerk Vital Records
P.O. Box 2540
Greenwich, CT 06836
203-622-7869
Griswold Town Clerk
32 School St
Jewett, CT 06351
860-376-7063
Groton Town Clerk
45 Fort Hill Road
Groton, CT 06340
860-441-6640
Guilford Town Clerk
31 Park St
Guilford, CT 06437
203-453-8001
Haddam Town Clerk P.O. Box 87
30 Field Park Drive
Haddam, CT 06438
860-345-8531
Hamden Town Clerk Memorial Town Hall
2372 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06518
203-287-2510
Hampton Town Clerk
P.O. Box 143
Hampton, CT 06247
860-455-9132
Hartford Town Clerk Vital Records
Municipal Bldg. 550 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103
860-543-8539
Hartland Town Clerk
Town Office Building
East Hartland, CT 06027
860-653-3542
Harwinton Town Clerk
100 Bentley Drive
Harwinton, CT 06791
860-485-9613
Hebron Town Clerk
P.O. Box 156
Hebron, CT 06248
860-228-5971
Huntington Town Clerk
P.O. Box 364
Shelton, CT 06484
203-924-1555
Kent Town Clerk
41 Kent Green Blvd
Kent, CT 06757
860-927-3433
Killingly Town Clerk
172 Main St
Danielson, CT 06239
860-779-5307
Lebanon Town Clerk
Corner Of Rt.207 & 87
Lebanon, CT 06249
860-642-7319
Ledyard Town Clerk
P.O. Box 38
Ledyard, CT 06339
860-464-8740
Lisbon Town Clerk
1 Newent Road
Lisbon, CT 06351
860-376-2708
Litchfield Town Clerk
P.O. Box 488
Litchfield, CT 06759
860-567-7561
Lyme Town Clerk
480 Route 156
Lyme, CT 06371
860-434-7733
Madison Town Clerk
8 Meeting House La.
Madison, CT 06443
203-245-5672
Manchester Town Clerk
41 Center St
Manchester, CT 06040
860-647-3037
Mansfield Town Clerk
4 South Eagleville Road
Mansfield, CT 06268
860-429-3302
Marlborough Town Clerk
P.O. Box 29
Marlborough, CT 06447
860-295-6206
Meriden Town Clerk
142 East Main St Room 124
Meriden, CT 06450
203-630-4030
Middlebury Town Clerk
1212 Whittemore Rd
Middlebury, CT 06762
203-758-2557
Middlefield Town Clerk
P.O. Box 179
Middlefield, CT 06455
860-349-7116
Middletown Town Clerk Dekoven Dr&Court St
P.O. Box 1300
Middletown, CT 06457
860-344-3459
Milford Town Clerk
70 West River
Milford, CT 06460
203-783-3210
Monroe Town Clerk
7 Fan Hill
Monroe, CT 06468
203-452-5417
Montville Town Clerk 310 Norwich
New London Turnpike
Uncasville, CT 06382
860-848-1349
Morris Town Clerk
3 East St
Morris, CT 06763
860-567-7433
Naugatuck Town Clerk
229 Church St
Naugatuck, CT 06770
203-720-7055
New Britain Town Clerk
185 Main St, Room 203
New Britain, CT 06051
860-826-3344
New Canaan Town Clerk
77 Main St
New Canaan, CT 06840
203-972-2323
New Fairfield Town Clerk
Rte 39 P.O. Box 8896
New Fairfield, CT 06812
203-746-8110
New Hartford Town Clerk
Main St
New Hartford, CT 06057
203-746-8110
New Haven Town Clerk
200 Orange St, Room 204
New Haven, CT 06510
203-946-8346
New London Town Clerk New London City Clerk
181 Captains Walk
New London, CT 06320
203-447-5205
New Milford Town Clerk
P.O. Box 360
New Milford, CT 06776
860-355-6020
Newington Town Clerk
131 Cedar St
Newington, CT 06111
860-665-8545
Newtown Town Clerk
45 Main St
Newtown, CT 06470
203-270-4210
Norfolk Town Clerk
19 Maple Ave
Norfolk, CT 06058
860-542-5679
North Branford Town Clerk
1599 Foxon Road
North Branford, CT 06471
203-315-6015
North Canaan Town Clerk
100 Pease St
North Canaan, CT 06018
860-824-3138
North Haven Town Clerk
18 Church St
North Haven, CT 06473
203-239-5321
North Stonington Town Clerk
P.O. Box 91
N. Stonington, CT 06350
860-535-2877
Norwalk Town Clerk
P.O. Box 5125
Norwalk, CT 06856
203-854-7746
Norwich Town Clerks
City Hall Room 214
Norwich, CT 06360
860-886-2381
Old Lyme Town Clerk
P.O. Box 338
Old Lyme, CT 06371
860-434-7733
Old Saybrook Town Clerk
302 Main St
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860-395-3135
Orange Town Clerk
617 Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477
860-795-0751
Oxford Town Clerk
486 Oxford Road
Oxford, CT 06483
203-888-0519
Plainfield Town Clerk
8 Community Ave
Plainfield, CT 06374
860-564-4075
Plainville Town Clerk
1 Central Square
Plainville, CT 06062
860-793-0221
Plymouth Town Clerk
19 East Main St
Terryville, CT 06786
860-585-4039
Pomfret Town Clerk
Route 44 Rfd 1
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
860-974-0343
Portland Town Clerk
265 Main St P.O. Box 71
Portland, CT 06480
860-342-6743
Preston Town Clerk
389 Route 2
Preston, CT 06365
860-887-9821
Prospect Town Clerk
36 Center St
Prospect, CT 06712
203-758-4461
Putnam Town Clerk
126 Church St
Putnam, CT 06260
860-963-6807
Redding Town Clerk
P.O. Box 28
Redding, CT 06875
203-938-2377
Ridgefield Town Clerk
400 Main St
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203-431-2783
Rocky Hill Town Clerk
699 Old Main St
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860-258-2705
Roxbury Town Clerk
43 Church St
Roxbury, CT 06783
860-354-3328
Salisbury Town Clerk
P.O. Box 365
Salisbury, CT 06068
860-435-5182
Scotland Town Clerk
Rte. 97 P.O. Box 122
Scotland, CT 06264
860-423-9634
Seymour Town Clerk
1 First St
Seymour, CT 06483
203-888-0519
Sharon Town Clerk
P.O. Box 224
Sharon, CT 06069
860-364-5224
Shelton Town Clerk
54 Hill St
Shelton, CT 06484
203-924-1562
Sherman Town Clerk
P.O. Box 39
Sherman, CT 06784
860-354-5281
Simsbury Town Clerk
933 Hopemeadow St
Simsbury, CT 06070
860-658-3243
Somers Town Clerk
P.O. Box 308
Somers, CT 06071
860-763-8206
South Windsor Town Clerk
1540 Sullivan Ave
South Windsor, CT 06074
860-644-2511
Southbury Town Clerk
501 Main St South
Southbury, CT 06488
203-262-0657
Southington Town Clerk
75 Main St
Southington, CT 06489
860-276-6211
Sprague Town Clerk
1 Main St
Baltic, CT 06330
860-822-3001
Stafford Springs Town Clerk
P.O. Box 11
Stafford Spring, CT 06076
860-684-2532
Stamford Town Clerk
888 Washington Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06804
203-977-4054
Sterling Town Clerk
P.O. Box 157
Oneco, CT 06373
860-564-2657
Stonington Town Clerk
P.O. Box 352
Stonington, CT 06378
860-535-5060
Stratford Town Clerk
2725 Main St Room 101
Stratford, CT 06497
203-385-4020
Suffield Town Clerk
83 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078
860-668-3880
Thomaston Town Clerk
158 Main St
Thomaston, CT 06787
860-283-4141
Thompson Town Clerk
P.O. Box 899
N.Grosvenorvale, CT 06255
203-923-9900
Tolland Town Clerk
21 Tolland Green
Tolland, CT 06084
860-871-3630
Torrington Town Clerk
140 Main St
Torrington, CT 06790
860-489-2236
Trumbull Town Clerk
5866 Main St
Trumbull, CT 06611
203-452-5035
Union Town Clerk
1024 Buckley Highway
Union, CT 06076
860-684-3770
Vernon Town Clerk
P.O. Box 245
Rockville, CT 06066
860-872-8591
Voluntown Town Clerk
P.O. Box 96
Voluntown, CT 06384
860-376-4089
Wallingford Town Clerk
45 S. Main St
Wallingford, CT 06492
203-294-2145
Warren Town Clerk
P.O. Box 1025
Vermont, CT 06754
860-868-0090
Washington Town Clerk Town Hall
Washington Depot
Washington, CT 06794
203-868-2786
Waterbury Town Clerk
233 Grand St
Waterbury, CT 06702
203-574-6806
Waterford Town Clerk
15 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385
860-444-5831
Watertown Town Clerk
37 Deforest St
Watertown, CT 06795
860-945-5230
West Hartford Town Clerk
50 South Main St
West Hartford, CT 06107
860-523-3148
West Haven Town Clerk 355 Main St
P.O. Box 526
West Haven, CT 06516
203-937-3535
Westbrook Town Clerk P.O. Box G
Hall Of Records
Westbrook, CT 06498
860-399-3044
Weston Town Clerk
P.O. Box 1007
Weston, CT 06883
203-222-2616
Westport Town Clerk
P.O. Box 549
Westport, CT 06881
203-341-1110
Wethersfield Town Clerk
505 Silas Deane Hwy.
Wethersfield, CT 06109
860-721-2880
Willington Town Clerk 40 Old Farms Road
P.O. Box 94
Willington, CT 06279
860-429-9965
Wilton Town Clerk
238 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
203-834-9205
Winchester Town Clerk
338 Main St
Winsted, CT 06098
860-738-6963
Winchester Town Clerk
338 Main St
Winsted, CT 06098
860-738-6963
Windham Town Clerk
979 Main St
Williamantic, CT 06226
860-465-3013
Windsor Locks Town Clerk
50 Church St
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
860-627-1441
Windsor Town Clerk P.O. Box 472
275 Broad St
Windsor, CT 06095
860-285-1900
Wolcott Town Clerk
10 Kenea Ave
Wolcott, CT 06716
203-879-8100
Woodbridge Town Clerk
11 Meeting House Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
203-389-3422
Woodbury Town Clerk
275 Main St
Woodbury, CT 06798
203-263-2144
Woodstock Town Clerk
P.O. Box 123
Woodstock, CT 06281
860-928-6595