I want to get a marriage license. What do I do?
Call the Town Clerk's office at 603-664-2192 x102 or go to the Town Clerk during regular business hours.
How much does it cost to get a marriage license?
It costs $50 to get a marriage license.
How long does it take to get a marriage license?
It takes approximately 30 minutes to get a marriage license.
Do I need an appointment to get a marriage license?
No. You may come in to get your marriage license during our regular business hours, which are: Mon/Wed/Thu - 8:30 - 2:00 and Tuesdays 1:00 - 7:00. If you are unable to come to the Town Hall during those hours, please call the Town Clerk's office and we will set up an appointment.
Do we both have to be there to get a marriage license?
Yes, the future bride and groom must both be present to get a license.
This is my first marriage. What paperwork do I need to bring?
You need to supply a photo ID (driver's license or passport).
This is my second marriage. What paperwork do I need to bring?
You need to supply a photo ID and the original copy of the latest occurrence of death or divorce. The death or divorce certificate must be the original copy with the gold or raised seal. The Town Clerk cannot accept a photocopy.
After I have been married, how do I get official copies of my marriage license?
After you are married, the officient at your wedding will fill out their portion of the marriage license, and send it back to the Town Clerk. At that time, the Town Clerk can process Certified Copies of your marriage license.
What is the cost of Certified Copies?
Certified Copies are $15.00 for the first copy and $10.00 for subsequent copies. Please keep in mind that after the transaction is complete, the next Certified Copies will cost $15.00 for the first copy and $10.00 for subsequent copies. To save money, you should get as many Certified Copies as you need during the first transaction.
Is there a waiting period after getting a marriage license before we can get married?
No. There is no longer a waiting period after getting the license. You can get a marriage license and get married the same day.
How long is the license valid?
A marriage license is valid for 90 days.
If you have additional questions please call the Strafford Town Clerk at 603-664-2192 x102