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Marriage Certificates

A marriage certificate proves that you have been married to a certain person on a certain date.  If you are going to be getting married, you need a marriage license, not a marriage certificate.(There is no issuance of a Marriage Licenses After 4pm). To see information about marriage licenses, click here.

Copies of a Hartford marriage certificate may be obtained in person, or through a mailed-in request. Copies are $20 each. Mailed-in requests must be accompanied by a money order made payable to the City of Hartford. See below for further details. (Please Do Not Send Cash)


Marriage Certificate Application Process

To facilitate providing the necessary information, you may download a copy of the Application for Marriage Certificate form. To be able to access this form, your computer must have Acrobat Reader.  Most computers have Acrobat Reader, and it will usually activate itself automatically. If your computer does not have Acrobat Reader, you can download a copy of it by going to the Adobe website.

Choose your method of request and include the indicated items:


Required Items

Required For Mailed-In Requests

Groom’s Full Name


Bride’s Full Maiden Name


Date of Marriage


Place of Marriage


Daytime Phone Number for Contact


Money Order Made Out to The City of Hartford ($20 for each copy)


Return Address  
Self Addressed Stamped Envelope


Credit Card Number  
Type of Credit Card  
Name as it appears on Credit Card  
Card expiration date  

The various methods of requesting a Marriage Certificates are:

In-Person Requests

You may obtain a Marriage certificate immediately in person. You will be required to fill out a short application and produce valid identification as outlined above. Purchases may be made with cash or money order payable to the City of Hartford. Copies are $20 each.

For Mailed-In Requests

Please make money order payable to the City of Hartford. Copies are $20 each. Please allow 4 - 6 weeks to receive the certificate(s). Our mailing address is:

Office of the Town and City Clerk
Bureau of Vital Records
550 Main Street 1st Floor, Room 103
Hartford, CT 06103

To Order by VitalCheck (WEB)

In order to expedite orders for persons not able to purchase their record in person, the Bureau of Vital Records participates in the VitalChek network, which means you may order a certificate on an expedited basis through the Internet.

You may place an order for a marriage certificate through VitalChek 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, our office will process your order only during regular business hours. Please note that most express carriers will not deliver to a PO box. You may inquire as to the shipping and handling fees for regular, international, or Saturday deliveries by calling VitalChek. Need help with VitalChek?

For more information contact the Office of the Town and City Clerk at 860-757-9690.

HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM