Marriage License

Where do I apply for a Marriage License?

  • BOTH of the parties MUST appear in person
  • If the parties are Rhode Island residents, you may apply for the license in either City or Town where one of the parties reside
  • If BOTH parties are NOT residents of Rhode Island, the marriage license must be obtained WHERE CEREMONY IS TO TAKE PLACE in Rhode Island

Documents to bring with you:

  • Certified birth certificates of both persons (If from a foreign country, please have the birth record translated by a certified translator.)
  • Valid Government Issued Photo Identification for both persons
  • If not the first legal relationship, you must provide a certified copy (with the raised seal) of the Final Divorce Decree/Dissolution or certified Death Certificate ending the previous legal relationship (Legal relationship is a previous marriage, Civil Union, or Registered Domestic Partnership.)
  • Pre-marital blood test or physical are NOT REQUIRED
  • Both parties must physically present themselves at the Clerk's office to sign the license and attest to the information listed thereon
  • The Town Clerk's office issues Marriage Licenses between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Age Requirements:

  • Both parties must be eighteen (18) years of age or older

Length of Time License is Valid:

  • Marriage license is valid for ninety (90) days from the date issued, and if not used, should be returned to the place of issuance

Cost of Marriage License:

  • The cost is $24.00