What Do I Need to Do to Get a Marriage License?
Who Can Request a Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate?
How Do I Request a Marriage Certificate?
How Much Does a Certified Copy of a Marriage Certificate Cost?
Application to Request a Marriage Certificate
- Not a party to another marriage, or a legal relationship that provides substantially the same rights, benefits and responsibilities as a marriage, or one of the following exceptions are met:
- the person is joined in a civil union and such person marries their civil union partner; or
- the person is joined in another type of legal relationship that is substantially similar to a civil union, and such person marries the partner of such other relationship.
- the person is under 18 years of age, and such person has received written consent to marry from a parent, guardian, or in the absence of such parent or guardian, a probate court judge; or
- the person is under 16 years of age, and such person has received written consent to marry from a probate court judge.
- the person is under the supervision or control of a conservator and such person has received written consent to marry from their conservator.
You will need to complete the marriage license application, provide identification and make a sworn statement that the information that you provide is true. You no longer need to have a blood test to obtain a marriage license in Connecticut.
Once the marriage ceremony takes place, the marriage officiator will submit the license to the registrar of vital records of the town where the marriage took place. The registrar will then register the license and place it on file for permanent record. Once registered, the marriage license becomes a vital record and is referred to as a marriage certificate.