Civil Marriage Licenses


For information on the laws of the State of Vermont in reference to civil marriages licenses, please read the information sheet.

You may obtain a civil marriage license from the City of South Burlington if the following apply:

  1. Effective July 1, 2022, applicants may apply for their marriage license at any clerk's office throughout the State of Vermont.
  2. The civil marriage will take place within 60 days of the license being issued.
  3. The civil marriage ceremony will take place in the State of Vermont.
  4. Any prior marriage or civil union that was dissolved due to a divorce and has passed the date for the marriage to be legally dissolved.  For any dissolution of a marriage less than 6 months old, will require the court's divorce decree paperwork.

A sample civil marriage application must be completed and signed by BOTH parties before the license can be issued.  Once the form is complete, it must be brought in to the city clerk's office before the civil marriage can take place. The State of Vermont does not require that both parties come in to get the license but both must sign the application form. The Clerk's office will type up the license and present it to one or both applicants who are present for review before the official license is issued.  Once the official license is issued, the couple is free to marry.  There is no waiting period in the State of Vermont between the time that the official license is issued and when the marriage can take place but the license is only valid for 60 days.  The fee is $80.00 and must be paid by check, cash, or credit card (additional 2.8% charge plus site fee).

The City of South Burlington does not accept pre-payment for a certified copy of the civil marriage license.  Payments for certified copies of a civil marriage will only be accepted after the marriage ceremony and once the license is returned to the clerk's office by the officiant or by mail.

Justices of the Peace - list of current JP's in the City