A note to couples contemplating a Vermont wedding —
Here are answers to the most common questions about marriages in Vermont. The fee for a marriage license is $80. The fee for a certified copy after the ceremony is $10. There are no witnesses, waiting period, or blood test required.
An appointment is not necessary in order to come into the office to obtain your license, but it is advisable to make an appointment with the Justice of the Peace to perform your ceremony.
There is a one-page application (see blue button above – download the pdf to open the fillable form) you will need to complete to obtain your marriage license. You may complete the form in advance, or you can obtain it and fill it out at the Town Clerk’s Office. As of July 1, 2018, both applicants’ signatures are required on the application (if you fill out the form and both sign in advance, only one of you needs to be present to obtain the license). It will take you approximately 30 minutes in our office to obtain your license. You may then have your ceremony on the same day if you wish or you have up to sixty days to get married.
Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please feel free to contact our office if you need further information, and enjoy your visit to Vermont!
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