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CA No Both parties must appear in person and bring valid picture identification to the County Clerk’s Office to apply for a marriage license in California. Valid picture identification is one that contains a photograph, date of birth, and an issue and expiration date, such as a state issued identification card, driver’s license, passport, military identification, etc. Some counties may also require a copy of your birth certificate. None 90 days $35 – $100, varies by county Marriage license information
CT No (but if non-resident, marriage must be celebrated in town where license was issued) 1. Driver’s License OR
2. Passport
Some towns require additional proof of age and clerks may require following at discretion:
Passport OR
Certified Birth Record
None 65 days Varies by town but generally around $30 How to get married
DC No Driver’s License OR
Passport OR
Birth Certificate OR
Non-Driver ID OR
Similar Official Document
3 days Indefinitely $45 Marriage and Domestic Partnership Information
DE No Must show positive ID: valid driver’s license, state ID, certified birth certificate, US visa ID card, valid passport, military ID or government consular ID 24 hours 30 days $50 if either partner is a DE resident, $100 if neither is a DE resident Kent County Clerk

New Castle County Clerk

Sussex County Clerk
IA No (but 12 month residency requirement to bring a court proceeding to end a marriage) ‘Satisfactory proof of identification’
No specific forms noted
3 days 6 months $35 Iowa marriage FAQ

Marriage Instructions
HI No Valid ID such as passport or driver’s license None 30 days $60 plus $5 online application fee Marriage licenses in HI
IL No One of the following:
1. Current U.S. driver’s license or state ID card
2. Current U.S. passport
3. U.S. Military ID card
or two of the following:
1. Certified copy of birth certificate (with English translation if needed)
2. U.S. naturalization certificate
3. Green card
4. Life insurance policy
5. Foreign passport
6. Baptismal record
7. Consulate identification card
1 day 60 days $30 – 60, varies by county Freedom to Marry guide

Marriage licenses
MA No Acceptable Forms vary by town & include:
1. Original/Certified Birth Certificate
2. Original/Certified Baptismal Certificate
3. Passport
4. Life Insurance Policy
5. Employment Certificate
6. School Record
7. Immigration Record
8. Naturalization Record
9. Court Record
3 days 60 days Varies by town

Cash preferred as some towns do not take checks
How to get married in MA
ME No If over 24 years: Driver’s License
If under age 24 years: also need Certified Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport
If this is not the first marriage for one of you, bring a certified copy (raised seal) of the divorce from of death certificate of the last spouse.
None 90 days $30 Marriage in ME
MD No (but must be married in county where marriage license purchased) If over age 21:
1. Any form of picture ID
If 18-21 years of age:
1. Driver’s License;
2. Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
2 days 6 months $35 – $75; varies by county Marriage in MD
MN No Valid I.D. (not specified what type) 5 days 6 months $40 – $115; depending on whether the couple has had premarital education Marriage in MN
NH No (but 1979 law says nonresidents can’t be married in NH if their marriage would be void in their home state; Unclear how this would be enforced but currently 14 states have provisions that automatically void same-sex marriages performed anywhere so residents of these states who intend to continue to reside there are encouraged to marry in another state) 1. Driver’s License OR
2. Passport
3. Certified Birth Certificate
4. Other license or ID that contains a photograph of the applicant and the applicant’s name and date of birth
None 90 days $45 How to get married in NH
NJ No (but if non-resident, marriage must be celebrated in town where license was issued) 1. Proof of identity by presenting your driver’s license, passport or state/federal I.D.
2. Proof of your residency.
3. Your social security card or social security number. (Social security number is required by law for US citizens and will be kept confidential.
4. A witness, 18 years of age or older.
Any documents in a foreign language must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
Requested additional documents (these documents are helpful but not required):
1. A copy of your birth certificate to establish your parents’ names and related birth information.
2. If you are divorced, have had a previous civil union dissolved, domestic partnership terminated or have had a civil union annulled, please bring the decree(s) or the civil annulment documents.
3. If your former spouse/civil union or domestic partner is deceased, please bring the death certificate.
3 days 6 months $28 Apply for marriage
NM No Valid, government-issued ID with photo, name, and date of birth OR birth certificate None Indefinite $25 Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses
NY No One of the following:
1. Birth Certificate
2. Baptismal Record
3. Naturalization Record
4. Census Record
One of the following:
1. Driver’s License
2. Passport
3. Employment Picture ID
4. Immigration Record
1 day 60 days $40 NY Marriage Equality Q & As

Information on Getting Married in NY State

Lambda Legal
OR No Valid photo ID 3 days 60 days ~$60, varies by county Marriage licenses

Marriage licenses
PA No Current, valid photo ID AND Social Security card if applicable
If applicant does not have a Social Security number, must present secondary ID such as birth certificate or other ID issued by official entity
3 business days 60 days $80 Marriage licenses

Getting married
RI None, but non-residents must marry in the town where they received their marriage license. Both partners must present ‘proof of birth facts’ and an acceptable form of ID. Check town/city clerk for specific requirements. None 3 months $24 How to get an RI marriage license

General marriage in RI

RI Town & City Clerks
VT No 1.Certified Copy of Birth Certificate
2. Driver’s License
None 60 days $45 How to get married in VT

Getting married in VT
WA No (but residency requirement to bring a court proceeding to end a marriage) Current picture ID, such as:
1. Driver’s License
2. Passport
3. State ID
3 days 60 days $35 – $64

Varies by county. Some counties take only cash.
Marriage Q & A

Marriage for same-sex couples in WA