Residency Requirement in Vermont:
Covenant Marriage Option:No.
Common Law Marriage:
Same Sex Marriage:Yes. Vermont became the fourth state to allow gay marriages and the first state to approve same-sex marriage by a vote of the legislature.
Under 18:Applicants under the age of 18, but older than 16, need signed parental or guardian consent. As of September 1, 2009, due to S. 115 anyone under the age of 16 cannot be married in Vermont.
Officiants:Authorized persons to perform weddings in Vermont are judges, supreme court justices, assistant judges, justice of the peaces, and ordained or licensed clergymen. Non-resident clergy need to file for a permit from the county Probate Court where the marriage will take place.
Through Act 148, Vermont allows you to have a friend or a family member be the officiant of your wedding through the Temporary Officiant program. After paying the $100 fee and registering for the program, anyone meeting the requirements can be authorized to solemnize a specific wedding ceremony.
Miscellaneous:License is valid for 60 days.
Vital Records Unit
108 Cherry Street
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, Vermont 05402
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, especially since the passage of S. 115, that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.
Please notify us of any oversights or errors.