Connecticut Marriage Records

Some of the first marriages recorded in Connecticut (1640) are found in early town records. There are links to free marriage indexes online and town vital records offices listed on the county pages. If you know the town where a marriage took place you can use this town list to jump to that page, or if you don't know the town you can use this handy guide to towns in each county.

How to Obtain a Connecticut Marriage Certificate:

Connecticut State maintains marriage records which occurred from July 1, 1897 to today. For records prior to that date, contact the proper town or city of occurrence. The fee for a marriage certificate is $20.00. Additional fees may be required.

Information needed to locate a marriage record:

  • Groom's Full Name.
  • Bride's Full Maiden Name.
  • Date of Marriage.
  • Town where the Marriage took place.
  • Your contact information.
  • Your relationship to these Individuals.

By Mail: Send the above info (Mail-In Application) and the appropriate fee to:

State of Connecticut
Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 340308
MS#11VRS
Hartford, CT 06134-0308

For more information and to check the current status of fees call (860) 509-7897.

Vital Records offices are also located in each of the towns in Connecticut and are maintained by the vital records registrar. This includes a registry of all births, marriages, civil unions, deaths and fetal deaths that occur within its town.  To obtain a copy of a vital record from the town where the event occurred, see the address and telephone contact information for the town vital records office. The form may be found here.

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