What do I need to do to get a marriage license?

To apply for a marriage license, you and your spouse-to-be must appear in person at the local vital records office of the town in which your marriage will occur. The marriage license is issued to ensure that you and your spouse-to-be are eligible to be married.

You will need to complete the Marriage License Application (PDF), provide identification, and make a sworn statement that the information that you provide is true. A blood test is no longer required to obtain a marriage license in Connecticut.

Following the ceremony, the marriage officiator will submit the license to the registrar of vital records of the town where the marriage took place. The license will be filed in the official marriage records of Connecticut. Once registered, the marriage license becomes a vital record and is referred to as a marriage certificate.

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