Marriage Licenses and certified copies of Marriace Certificates.
Marriage licenses must be obtained in the town where the ceremony is to be held. There is no requirement for premarital blood work or a waiting period in Connecticut. The East Haddam Town Clerk’s Office has jurisdiction to issue marriage licenses for ceremonies occurring within its borders only.
At the Town Clerk’s office, both parties will complete a license worksheet (general information about each person, including parents’ names/maiden names and the state or country of parents’ birth). The license will be prepared while the applicants wait, and they will leave with their license in hand. Once issued, it is valid for 65 days, the ceremony must be performed within the borders of East Haddam. There is a license fee of $30.00 due at the time of application.
After the ceremony has been performed, the license must be returned to the town of occurrence by the Officiator. Certified copies shall be available at the Town Clerk's Office in the town where the ceremony was held and subsequently in the towns of residence of both parties as long as the towns are within Connecticut. Likewise, certified copies of marriage licenses for East Haddam residents that occurred in other towns within our state will be available at the East Haddam Town Clerk’s Office. Social security information shall be redacted on any marriage license issued if the requestor is not named in the certificate. The fee for issuance of a certified copy is $20.00.
The Town Clerk's Office does not accept debit or credit cards. Please be prepared to tender payment either by cash or check.