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Marriage Licenses
A couple getting married in the State of New Hampshire may apply for their marriage license in ANY Town Clerk’s Office in the State. They must provide proof of identification and age (both parties must be at least 18 years of age). If either of the contracting parties has been previously married, this person must provide a certified (i.e., with a raised seal) copy of a divorce/annulment decree, the death certificate of the deceased spouse, or a civil union dissolution.

If you choose to get your license in New Castle, you apply in person at the Town Clerk’s Office, which is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to Noon. (Please plan on arriving no later than 11:30 for the processing of a marriage license.) Your marriage license is valid for 90 days, and both participants must appear in person together and bring valid photo identification. If one or both of you was previously married, a divorce decree with a raised seal or a death certificate with a raised seal must be presented at the time of application. There is no requirement for a blood test to get a marriage license in New Hampshire. The charge for a marriage license if $50.00 and is payable via cash or check.

Both applicants must appear in person together and provide the following information on the application worksheet provided when you arrive:

Full Name
Place of Residence
Date of Birth
Social Security Number
Father’s Full Name and Birthplace
Mother’s Maiden Name and Birthplace

After the marriage occurs, the officiant completes the license and returns it to the Town of applicancy, after which the couple may obtain a copy of the marriage certificate.  The cost of the first certificate is $15.00; copies made at the same time cost $10.00.  Payment in cash or check.


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