Vermont marriage records for events which took place within the past five years can be ordered from the state Department of Health. Civil union records recorded from 2000-2009 may also be ordered. All other marriage records can be obtained from the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration. Customers who wish to order marriage VT marriage records can also choose to place an order online from a website which provides this information for a fee.
Marriages and Civil Unions in Vermont
In the state of Vermont, when a couple wishes to get married, they go to the town clerk’s office and apply for a marriage license. The license is signed and dated by the person who officiated at the wedding. The document is then returned to the town clerk, who records and files the details of the wedding (date and location) and sends a certified copy to the Health Department.
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In 2000, civil unions were made legal in the state so that same-sex couples were granted the same rights and responsibilities under the law as heterosexual couples who chose to marry. In September of 2009, the state’s marriage equality act allowed same sex couples to marry and separate civil unions were unnecessary. Civil unions entered into before September 1, 2009 are still recognized as separate from marriages in Vermont and you can order a copy of a civil union record from this time.
Information Required to Order a Vermont Marriage Certificate
When you place your order for a marriage certificate, you will be required to provide the following information:
You will also need to provide your full name, address, a daytime phone number, and your relationship to the couple named on the marriage certificate. Indicate the reason you are ordering the marriage record (proof of marriage, family history) on your request.
Fee to Order Vermont Marriage Certificate
Each certified copy of a VT marriage certified marriage certificate costs $10.00. Make your check or money order payable to, “Vermont Department of Health.”
Order Vermont Marriage Certificate by Mail
Send your request for a Vermont marriage certificate for a marriage celebrated within the last five years to:
Vermont Department of Health
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
If the record you would like to order more than five years old, mail your request to:
Vermont State Archives and Records Administration
Office of the Secretary of State
1078 US RTE 2 Middlesex
Montpelier, VT 0563-7701
Rather than waiting for your order to be processed after you mail it to the government office, you can get your request for a Vermont marriage record in hand much faster by ordering it online from a commercial site which has experience handling vital records orders for consumers. There are many reputable sites waiting to serve you; contact one of them now!