Marriage Licenses must be obtained in the Town Clerk's Office of the town in which the marriage is taking place for a fee of $50, cash or check only. Blood tests are no longer required in the State of Connecticut. There is no waiting period after applying for your license.
When applying for a marriage license, both parties must appear and must provide proper photo identification such as a driver's license or passport. You may come to the office between 8 am to 3:30 pm, no appointment is needed.
Be prepared to answer questions:
- Where you were born
- What state or country your parents were born in
- Your mother's maiden name
- The date and place of the ceremony
- Who is officiating the ceremony
The ceremony must be performed within 65 days from the application. If you wish your ceremony be performed by a Justice of the Peace, you will need to make those arrangements yourself. For your convenience, please see the following link for a list of Waterford JP's.
View the Marriage License Worksheet (PDF).
View the Justice of the Peace (XLS)..
When you come in to obtain your Marriage License, you may choose to prepay for a Certified Copy of the Marriage License. Each copy will cost $20, cash or check only.