How to Get Married in Vermont
Marriage License Summary
10 Days from Wedding
Applying for the Marriage LicenseAny unmarried couple, both individuals at least 18 years old, can apply for a marriage license in Vermont. Same sex marriages are recognized.
To apply for a marriage license the couple must appear together, at a Town Clerk’s Office. This is the local government office that has jurisdiction over where the marriage will take place. Applicants must bring valid ID (driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.) to confirm their identities.
A Vermont Marriage License has a 1 day waiting period before it can be completed and is valid for 60 days.
It costs $45 – 55, depending on the town, to apply for the marriage license.
Completing and Returning the Marriage LicenseOn the wedding day, either preceding or following the ceremony, the couple must present their marriage license to the minister, who must make sure that the license is valid, and that the couple’s information is accurate.
The minister then signs the license, ensuring that it bears any necesarry witness signatures. Once completed, the minister or the couple must return the license to the Town Clerk’s office within applicable deadlines.
Where to File for a Marriage License
Address & Contact