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Marriage license Laws in the state of Connecticut, here is what you need to bring with you, and what you need to know about Connecticut Marriage License requirements, town clerk locations and office hours.

The information below is offered as a guide only, you should contact the city/town hall of the city or town you are going to get married in, and ask them for the latest requirements - ask for the town clerk.

City of New London Marriage License Office

City of New London Vital Statistics
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320
(860) 447-5204
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / M - F
Closed for holidays Observed by City of New London

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All persons who intend to get married in Connecticut State must obtain a Marriage License. U.S. Marriage Laws explains the procedure for obtaining a Marriage License in the State of Connecticut.

ID Requirement: Government issued ID such as drivers license, visa, passport, state or military ID. Bring your social security cards.

Residency Requirement: Do not have to be a resident of Connecticut.

Blood Test: No.

Connecticut Residents: Connecticut residents marrying elsewhere - not all states have the same premarital requirements. If you plan on marrying in another state, you must meet their requirements.

Waiting Period: No waiting period.

How Much a Marriage License Cost?
$30 - Cash only.

Under 18: Applicants 18 years of age or over do not require parental consent to marry in Connecticut. If applicant is under the age of 18 written consent of the parent or guardian is required and under the age of 16 the Judge of probate must endorse with written consent on the license.

Name Change:

Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.

Same Sex Marriage: Yes.

Miscellaneous: If you plan to use your married name at work, be sure to have your name changed in Social Security records. This way, you will get credit for all your earnings. It's easy and it's absolutely free. Contact Social Security Online to locate your local office. You will need documentary evidence showing both your old name and your new name.

Additional Information: The premarital laws in some states are changing rapidly. If you have questions that cannot be answered by the town clerk of the town in which you plan to marry, contact the Public Health Laboratory, (860) 509-8505, for current information and requirements in Connecticut.

Officiants: All ordained or licensed clergymen belonging to this state or any other state may perform marriages as long as they continue in the work of the ministry. Marriage license must be completed by the minister and returned to the city or town clerk.

Valid: License is valid for 65 days.
The license can only be used within the State of Connecticut.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Copies of Connecticut birth certificates, Connecticut death certificates and public Connecticut marriage records (for marriage licenses that were issued in Connecticut). You may order copies of Connecticut vital records through Archives on an expedited basis.

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

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