Vermont Marriage License Requirements

If you're getting married in the state of Vermont 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 roughly $20.00 dollars, although fees may vary from county to county. Accepted forms of payment are cash.

Residency Requirement

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

If both partners are residents you may obtain your license from a Town Clerk of your residence. If only one of you is a resident go to the Town Clerk of that resident. In either circumstance, your license will be valid statewide. If neither partner are residents you must apply for your license in the county where the marriage will take place.

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?

Yes, after you receive your license, there is still a mandatory 1 day waiting period before you can actually get married.

License Expiration

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

Your license will expire 60 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, parental consent forms must be signed. You will need a certified copy of your birth certificate.

Blood Test

Are blood tests and physical exams required?

No blood test or physical exam is required.

Divorced or Widowed Applicants

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

If previously married, the date of divorce or date of spouse's death must be provided.

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 Vermont 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 Vermont. 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 Vermont 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 Vermont. 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 Vermont.

Where to Go

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

Vermont has 124 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.

Addison Town Clerk
7099, VT
Rte 228

Vergennes, VT 05491
802-759-2020
Alburg Town Clerk
P.O. Box 346
Alburg, VT 05440
802-796-3468
Bakersfield Town Clerk
P.O. Box 203
Bakersfield, VT 05441
802-827-4495
Barnet Town Clerk
Box 15, US Route 5
Barnet, VT 05821
802-633-2256
Barre County Recorders Office
P.O. Box 418
Barre, VT 05641
802-476-0242
Barretown Clerk
P.O. Box 124
Websterville, VT 05678
802-479-9391
Barton Town Clerk
P.O. Box R
Barton, VT 05822
802-754-8584
Bennington Town Clerk
205 South St
Bennington, VT 05021
802-442-1043
Berkshire Town Clerk
2560 Enosburg Salls
Berkshire, VT 05450
802-933-2335
Bolton Town Clerk
R R 1 Box 445
Waterbury, VT 05676
802-434-3064
Brandon Town Clerk
49 Center St
Brandon, VT 05733
802-247-3635
Brattleboro Town Clerk
230 Main St
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-254-4541
Bristol Town Clerk
P.O. Box 249
Bristol, VT 05443
802-453-2486
Burke Town Clerk
R R 2 Box 24
West Burke, VT 05871
802-467-3717
Burlington City Clerk
149 Church St, # 22
Burlington, VT 05401
802-865-7000
Cabot City Clerk
P.O. Box 36
Cabot, VT 05647
802-563-2279
Calais Town Clerk
Rr Box 35
Calais, VT 05648
802-223-5952
Cambridge Town Clerk
P.O. Box 127
Cambridge, VT 05464
802-644-2251
Castleton Town Clerk
P.O. Box 115
Castleton, VT 05735
802-468-2212
Cavendish Town Clerk
P.O. Box 126
Cavendish, VT 05142
802-226-7292
Charlotte Town Clerk
Rr1 Box 1549
Charlotte, VT 05445
802-425-3071
Chelsea Town Clerk
P.O. Box 266
Chelsea, VT 05038
802-685-4460
Chester Town Clerk Town Hall Building
Depot St
Chester, VT 05143
802-875-2173
Clarendon Town Clerk
P.O. Bo 30
North Clarendon, VT 05759
802-775-4274
Colchester Town Clerk
P.O. Box 55
Colchester, VT 05446
802-655-0811
Danville Town Clerk
P.O. Box 183
Danville, VT 05828
802-684-3352
Derby Town Clerk
P.O. Box 25
Derby, VT 05829
802-766-4906
Dover Town Clerk
P.O. Box 527
West Dover, VT 05356
802-464-5100
Dummerston Town Clerk
1523 Middle Rd
Putney, VT 05346
802-257-1496
Duxbury Town Clerk Recorders Office
Box 1260
Waterbury, VT 05676
802-244-6660
East Barre Town Clerk
P.O. Box 124
Websterville, VT 05678
802-479-9391
East Corinth Town Clerk
P.O. Box 161
Corinth, VT 05039
802-439-5850
East Montpelier Town Clerk
P.O. Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
802-223-3313
East Wallingford Town Clerk
P.O. Box 327
Wallingford, VT 05773
802-446-2336
Elmore Town Clerk
P.O. Box 123
Lake Elmore, VT 05657
802-888-2637
Enosburg Town Clerk
P.O. Box 465
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
802-933-4421
Essex Town Clerk
81 Main St
Essex Junction, VT 05452
802-879-0413
Fair Haven Town Clerk
North Park Place
Fair Haven, VT 05743
802-265-3010
Fairfax Town Clerk
P.O. Box 27, Hunt St
Fairfax, VT 05454
802-849-6111
Fletcher Town Clerk Rd 1 P.O. Box 1550
Fletcher-Cambridge Rd
Fletcher, VT 05444
802-849-6616
Franklin Town Clerk
P.O. Box 82
Franklin, VT 05457
802-285-2101
Georgia Town Clerk
R F D 2, Box 325
St Albans, VT 05478
802-524-3524
Glover Town Clerk
P.O. Box 226
Glover, VT 05832
802-525-6227
Grand Isle Town Clerk
9 Hyde Road
Grand Isle, VT 05458
802-372-8830
Graniteville Town Clerk
P.O. Box 124
Websterville, VT 05678
802-479-9391
Groton Town Clerk
R R 2 Box 3
Groton, VT 05046
802-584-3276
Guildhaall Town Clerk
P.O. Box 27
Guildhall, VT 05905
802-676-3797
Guilford Town Clerk
P.O. Box 255
Guilford, VT 05301
802-254-6857
Hartland Town Clerk
P.O. Box 349
Hartland, VT 05048
802-436-2444
Highgate Town Clerk P.O. Box 67
Route 78
Highgate Center, VT 05459
802-868-4697
Hinesburg Town Clerk
P.O. Box 133
Hinesburg, VT 05461
802-482-2281
Hubbardton Town Clerk
Rr1 Box 2828
Fair Haven, VT 05743
802-273-2951
Huntington Town Clerk
R.D. 1 , Box 771
Hunnington, VT 05462
802-434-2032
Hyde Park Town Clerk
P.O. Box 98
Hyde Park, VT 05655
802-888-2300
Isle La Motte Town Clerks
P.O. Box 135
Isle La Motte, VT 05463
802-928-3434
Jamaica Town Clerk
17 Pikesfalls Rd
Jamaica, VT 05343
802-874-4681
Jericho Town Clerk
P.O. Box 67
Jericho, VT 05465
802-899-4936
Killington Town Clerk
P.O. Box 129
Killington, VT 05751
802-422-3243
Londonderry Town Clerk
P.O. Box 118
S. Londonderry, VT 05155
802-824-3356
Ludlow Town Clerk
P.O. Box 307
Ludlow, VT 05149
802-228-3232
Manchester Town Clerk Route 11 And 30
P.O. Box 909
Manchester City, VT 05255
802-362-1315
Marshfield Town Clerk
P.O. Box 98
Marshfield, VT 05658
802-426-3305
Mendon Town Clerk South Mendon Road
Rr 2, Box 8780
Mendon, VT 05701
802-775-1662
Middlebury Town Clerk Municiple Building
94 Main St
Middlebury, VT 05753
802-388-4041
Milton Town Clerk P.O. Box 18
3 Bombardier Rd
Milton, VT 05468
802-893-7344
Monkton Town Clerk
Rt. 1, Box 2015
Monkton, VT 05473
802-453-3800
Montpelier Town Clerk
City Hall, 79 Main
Montpelier, VT 05602
802-223-9500
Moretown Town Clerk Route 100 B
P.O. Box 533
Moretown Villag, VT 05660
802-496-3645
Morristown Town Clerk
P.O. Box 748
Morrisville, VT 05661
802-888-6370
Newfane Town Clerk
P.O. Box 36
Newfane, VT 05345
802-365-7772
Newport City Clerk
74 Main St
Newport, VT 05855
802-334-2112
North Ferrisburg Town Clerk
P.O. Box 6
Ferrisburgh, VT 05456
802-877-3429
North Hero Town Clerk
P.O. Box 38
North Hero, VT 05474
802-372-6926
Northfield Town Clerk
26 S. Mian
Northfield, VT 05663
802-485-5421
Panton Town Clerk
P.O. Box 174
Vergennes, VT 05491
802-475-2333
Pawlet Village Clerk
45 Main St
Pawlet, VT 05761
802-325-3309
Peacham Town Clerk
Box 80
Peacham, VT 05862
802-592-3218
Peru Town Clerk
Box 127
Peru, VT 05152
802-824-3065
Pittsfield Town Clerk
P.O. Box 556
Pittsfield, VT 05762
802-746-8170
Pittsford Town Clerk Municipal Court Office
P.O. Box 8
Pittsford, VT 05763
802-483-2931
Plainfield Town Clerk
R R 2 Box 100
Plainfield, VT 05667
802-454-8461
Pownal Town Clerk
R.D. 1 Box 41
Pownal, VT 05261
802-823-7757
Proctor Town Clerk
45 Main St
Proctor, VT 05765
802-459-3333
Randolph Town Clerks
P.O. Box B
Randolph, VT 05060
802-728-5682
Readsboro Town Clerk
P.O. Box 246
Readsboro, VT 05350
802-423-5405
Rochester Town Clerk
P.O. Box 238
Rochester, VT 05767
802-767-3631
Rutland Town Clerk
P.O. Box 225
Center Rutland, VT 05736
802-773-2528
S. Burlington City Clerk
575 Dorset St
S. Burlington, VT 05403
802-658-7952
Sharon Town Clerk
P.O. Box 250
Sharon, VT 05065
802-763-8268
Sheldon Springs Town Clerk
Box 66
Sheldon, VT 05483
802-933-2524
South Hero Town Clerk
P.O. Box 175
South Hero, VT 05486
802-372-5552
St Albans Town Clerk
P.O. Box 37
St Albans Bay, VT 05481
802-524-2415
St George Town Clerk
Rd 2 Box 455
Willeston, VT 05495
802-878-5121
St Johns Berry Town Clerk
34 Main St
St Johns Berry, VT 05819
802-748-4331
St Johnsbury Town Clerk
34 Main St
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
802-748-4331
Starksboro Town Clerk
P.O. Box 91
Starksboro, VT 05487
802-453-2639
Stockbridge Town Clerk
P.O. Box 39
Stockbridge, VT 05772
802-234-9371
Strafford Town Clerk
P.O. Box 27
Strafford, VT 05072
802-765-4411
Sudbury Town Clerk
Rr1 Box 1238
Sudbury, VT 05733
802-623-7296
Sunderland Town Clerk
P.O. Box 176
E. Arlington, VT 05252
802-375-6106
Townshend Town Clerk
P.O. Box 223
Townshend, VT 05353
802-365-7300
Tunbridge Town Clerk
P.O. Box 6
Tunbridge, VT 05077
802-889-5521
Underhill Town Clerk
P.O. Box 32
Underhill, VT 05490
802-759-2020
Vergennes City Clerk
P.O. Box 35
Vergennes, VT 05491
802-877-3641
Vernon Town Clerk
P.O. Box 115
Vernon, VT 05354
802-257-0292
Wallingford Town Clerk
P.O. Box 327
Wallingford, VT 05773
802-446-2336
Warren Town Clerk
P.O. Box 337
Warren, VT 05674
802-496-2709
Washington Town Clerk
Rd1 Box 22
Washington, VT 05675
802-883-2218
Waterbury Town Clerk
51 South Main St
Waterbury, VT 05676
802-244-8447
Weathersfield Town Clerk Rt 2 5n @ Martin
Memorial Hall
Weathersfield, VT 05030
802-674-2626
Wells Town Clerk
P.O. Box 585
Wells, VT 05774
802-645-0486
West Fairlee Town Clerk
P.O. Box 615
West Fairlee, VT 05083
802-333-9696
West Rutland Town Clerk
P.O. Box 115
West Rutland, VT 05777
802-438-2263
Westminster Town Clerk Route 5
P.O. Box 271
Westminster, VT 05158
802-722-4091
White River Junction Town Clerk
15 Bridge St
White River Jct, VT 05001
802-295-2785
Williamstown Town Clerk
P.O. Box 399
Williamstown, VT 05679
802-433-5455
Williston Town Clerk 722 Williston Road
P.O. Box 137
Williston, VT 05495
802-878-5121
Wilmington Town Clerk
P.O. Box 217
Wilmington, VT 05363
802-464-5836
Windham Town Clerk
Rr 1 Box 109
West Townshend, VT 05340
802-874-4211
Windsor Town Clerk
P.O. Box 47
Windsor, VT 05089
802-674-5610
Winooski Town Clerk
27 West Allen St
Winooski, VT 05404
802-655-6419
Witingham Town Clerk
Town Clerk's Office
Wittingham, VT 05361
802-368-7887
Woodbury Town Clerk
P.O. Box 123
Woodbury, VT 05681
802-456-7051
Woodstock Town Clerk
P.O. Box 155
Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-3611