Marriage Licenses

We look forward to welcoming couples and their families and friends to our beautiful, picturesque town in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Vermont couples and out-of-state couples may obtain a marriage license in any town or city in the state of Vermont as of July 1, 2022.

Obtaining a marriage license:

  • Fill out the Marriage License Application
  • Email the Marriage License Application to the clerk’s office. Please include the temporary officiant authorization (if applicable) and a preferred date and time to obtain your marriage license in person. Please note: We do require both parties to be present at the time we issue your marriage license.
  • Arrive at the clerk’s office for your scheduled appointment with the applicable fees.

What you will need:

  • Payment: $90 payable to the Town of Manchester (cost includes 1 copy of your certified marriage license, mailed to you after the ceremony)
    • Acceptable forms of payment: Cash, check and credit card (please note payments made with a credit card are subject to a minimal convenience fee)
  • Divorce decree (This is only needed if you have been divorced within the past two (2) calendar years)
  • The authorization your officiant received (if applicable)

Officiant information:
If your officiant is NOT from Vermont, he/she must obtain an authorization to perform the ceremony.


To view a list of questions and answers to help you plan your Vermont wedding, please click Getting Married in Vermont