Justices of the Peace in Connecticut

Marriage Officiants

A Connecticut Justice of the Peace may perform a marriage anywhere in the state. So-called Internet Ministers are not authorized to perform marriage ceremonies in Connecticut. JPs from other states are not recognized in Connecticut. Nor does the state offer ordinary citizens authorization to perform a specific ceremony. What's a couple to do? Find a Connecticut JP! You've come to the right place.

Marriage License

A Marriage License must be obtained in the town where the marriage will take place. The couple must both appear at the Town Clerk's office to apply for the license and present photo IDs. The license is valid for 65 days after the date of application.

Who Can Marry

Marriage for same-sex couples has been legal since Nov. 12, 2008 in Connecticut.  

A CT Justice of the Peace may also...

  • Take Depositions. A deposition is the taking of testimony under oath for use in civil action or probate court proceedings. In this context, a JP may also issue a subpoena to ensure that the witness appears at the deposition.  
  • Administer oaths and Affirmations. An oath is an oral declaration of responsibility made by a person assuming a role. The person then signs an affidavit, witnessed by the JP, attesting to the truth of the oath.
  • Take Acknowledgements. An acknowledgement is a formal declaration by a person that a document s/he is signing is his or her ""free act and deed"" and that s/he is who s/he says s/he is. Acknowledgements are typically required in real estate transactions and primary and nominating petitions.

 

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