Justice of the Peace
|How to obtain a Marriage License
Couples should be aware of the following requirements to obtain a marriage license in NH
Bride and Groom must appear before a City or Town Clerk anywhere in the State of NH and must be Married in the State of NH.*
Both parties must be 18 years of age or older and a drivers license, passport, or Birth Certificate is sufficient for proof of age.
If either party is a resident of NH and under 18 a waiver may be granted by the Probate Court in the County where you live.
If either party has been Married before, a certified copy of how the Marriage ended is needed.
(death certificate, divorce decree, annulment certificate).
The license is effective immediately, there is no waiting period, and is good for 90 days.
If you are a out of State resident bring cash,
as most Town Halls and City Clerk's Offices will not accept out of State checks or credit cards.
You may want to call ahead to check with the office you are going to.
After the Ceremony
It is the Officiant's responsibility to ensure that the completed license is returned to the Town Clerk or City Hall that you applied with.
You can get a copy of your Marriage License immediatley after it is returned by the Officiant to the Town Clerk or City Hall.
Certified copies may be obtained at a cost of $15 for the first copy, and $10 for each additional copy.
You will need to properly complete a request form and bring your drivers license.
You may want to check with the office to see if they can mail you a copy.
You should arrive at the office at least 1 hour before closing to obtain your Marriage license,
as it will take some time to complete the paperwork.
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