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IMPORTANT: Regulations vary state to state and county to county

Content below is a general guide. Please contact your local Town/County Clerk for the specifics in your area.

NEW JERSEY

Apply for the marriage license in the New Jersey municipality where either party resides. The license is valid throughout New Jersey.


If neither applicant is a New Jersey resident, submit the application in the municipality where the marriage ceremony will be performed. In this case, the license is only valid in the issuing municipality.


There is a 72-hour waiting period before the license is issued.


The marriage license application is valid for 30 days from the date picked up.


More details at:

https://www.nj.gov/health/vital/registration-vital/marriage-licenses/


NEW YORK

A Marriage License issued in New York can be used anywhere within New York State but may not be used outside New York State.


Application fee: 

New York State: $40.00

New Your City: $35.00


You must wait a full 24 hours before your Marriage Ceremony can be performed.


A New York State Marriage License is valid for 60 days (except for active military personnel, for whom the validity runs for 180 days). 


More details at:

NY State: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/4210/

NYC : https://www.cityclerk.nyc.gov/content/marriage-licenseContact 

Contact your local city clerk for specifics.


PENNSYLVANIA

Applicants that wish to be legally married in the state of Pennsylvania must first apply for a marriage license application at their nearest Marriage License Bureau of the Register of Wills and complete the application process.


Couples are advise to apply for their marriage license about two weeks before the ceremony.


Application fee vary per county.


There is a three (3) day waiting period from the completion of the application process to the issuance of the license.


A marriage license is valid for 60 days from date it is issued.

The marriage license can be used in any county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


More details at:

https://www.usmarriagelaws.com/marriage-license/pennsylvania/register-of-wills/office-requirements/

CONNECTICUT

Couples are advise to apply for their marriage license about two weeks before the ceremony.


Application fee: $30.00 to $50.00 pending on county.


You must apply for license in the town where the ceremony will take place.


Marriage license will expire 65 days after issuance.


More details at:

https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Vital-Records/Marriage-and-Civil-Union-Certificates

https://www.usmarriagelaws.com/marriage-license/connecticut/city-town-clerks/office-requirements#clerk


Contact your local city clerk for specifics.