Connecticut Marriage License Requirements

Find out how to get married in CT

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