Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a New Hampshire marriage license. We recommend contacting the City Clerk's office to verify this information and suggest that you get this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your wedding date.
Congratulations and much happiness as you begin your lifetime journey together!
Requirements may vary as each county in New Hampshire could have their own requirements.
ID and Residency Requirements in New Hampshire:
You do not have to be a resident of New Hampshire.
A marriage license in New Hampshire is valid for ninety (90) days.
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Waiting Period and Blood Test Requirement in New Hampshire:
Although the waiting period was cancelled in 2006, you may still find official county or city websites that wrongly mention a 3-day waiting period to receive your marriage license. You can read the documentation in Title XLIII, Chapter 457 of the New Hampshire RSA for the full text of the law.
If you have questions, we recommend that you contact the City or County Clerk where you want to get married.
Fees in New Hampshire:
Proxy Marriage in New Hampshire:
Cousin Marriage in New Hampshire:
Common-Law Marriage in New Hampshire:
Officiants in New Hampshire:Weddings can be solemized by a judge, supreme court justice, assistant judge, justice of the peace, priest, rabbi, or minister residing in New Hampshire. Non-resident clergy need to receive a special license from the Secretary of State.
Bureau of Vital Records
6 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-4651
PLEASE NOTE:State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.
It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.