- How do I apply for a marriage license in New Hampshire?
- Where can I find obtain a certified marriage certificate?
- Is there a waiting period after we apply for our license?
- Who can officiate a New Hampshire marriage?
- What is your fee to perform a ceremony?
- When is the best time to get married in New Hampshire?
You not required to be a resident of New Hampshire in order to be legally married in the state. A marriage
application may be filed for in any city or town within the State of New Hampshire (click here for city/town offices)
A certified copy of your marriage license may be available from the city or town clerks office where you
applied for your license originally approximately 5-14 business days after the ceremony date.
New Hampshire no longer requires a waiting period when you apply for your license. When you arrive at the
clerk's office you will show proper identification, complete the application, and your license will be ready
for a Justice of the Peace to officiate your ceremony. Please contact your local clerk's office for more
specific information. You can find a listing of clerk's here (click here for city/town offices)
A Justice of the Peace, a Minister of the Gospel, and Jewish Rabbis to only mention a few. For
more specific information please see our marriage information page.
Each Justice of the Peace is individual and he or she may charge a reasonable fee. Many factors
play a part in determining a fee such as travel, time, and schedule. Feel free to ask the
Justice of the Peace for an estimate for the service.
ANY TIME! New Hampshire has something to offer every couple planning to get married, from the seacoast
to the mountains, in winter or in summer New Hampshire is the perfect place to get married anytime.