How To Obtain a Marriage License or Certificate in Vermont?
Vermont is the Green Mountain state lush with forests and mountains. They are best known for Maple Syrup and skiing. You can hit the slopes on your honeymoon if you get married in Ver-mont, or just enjoy the many romantic covered bridges that decorate the quaint country roads.
Rules and Regulations
Before you tread off hiking the mountain trails of Vermont, you need to learn their rules and regulations for marriage.
- You must be 16 years or older to get married in Vermont.
- If you are younger than 18, you must have parental or guardian consent.
- You do not need to live in Vermont to be married there.
- There is no blood test required.
- Cousin marriage is allowed.
- Same-sex marriage is legal.
How to Apply
You must both appear together, in person at your local County Clerk’s office to obtain a marriage license. Be sure to bring the following paperwork with you:
- A marriage license fee (varied by county).
- Each of you will need a certified copy of your birth certificate.
- Date of dissolution of any previous marriages.
- Full names of both parties.
- Address for both parties.
- Dates of birth for both of you.
- Place of birth for each of you.
- Parent’s names.
- Mother’s maiden name.
- Parent’s address.
- Parent’s place of birth.
- A valid, current ID such as driver’s license, passport, state ID, military ID, or visa.
Waiting Period and Expiration
There is no waiting period in Vermont to get married after you have your marriage license. You can be married the same day if you want. The license is only good for 60 days to plan your wedding date accordingly.
Who Can Officiate
Any judge, justice of the court, justice of the peace or ordained minister may officiate your wedding ceremony. You may also designate a person 18 years or older to apply for a temporary license to officiate your wedding. There is a $100 fee for a provisional solemnization license.
After the Wedding
If you wish to change your name, you will need to pick up a name change kit for your name change to be legal.
You may contact the County Clerk’s office for a certified copy of your marriage certificate after it has been filed and recorded. There is a $10 fee for a copy.