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Town Departments > Town Clerk > Permits and Licenses > Marriage Licenses 

Marriage Licenses

No appointment necessary to apply for a marriage license but you must arrive by 4:00PM. Fee for a license is $30.00 (subject to change). 

Premarital Requirements in Connecticut
A marriage license is required by the Marriage License Laws of Connecticut. The procedure for obtaining the marriage license and other related information is stated below.

  • Both parties must appear in person to apply for marriage license.    
  • You must apply in the town where the ceremony will be held.
  • License is valid for 65 days from date of application.

You may download the Marriage License Worksheet here to bring with you.

Age Requirements
Applicants (18) years of age or over do not require parental consent to marry in Connecticut.

Under 18 Years of Age
Written consent of the parent or guardian is required.

Under 16 Years of Age
The Judge of Probate Court must endorse with written consent on the license.

Exact Name
Full legal name is required. No abbreviations, nicknames or initials. The information for the marriage license should appear as it does on your birth certificate, unless your name has been legally changed (i.e. previous marriage, court order name change).

Connecticut Residents Marrying in Another State
Not all states have the same requirements. Contact the state in which the marriage ceremony will be held.

Town Hall Address: 1019 Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 Phone: (203) 488-8394 Business Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday