Justices of the Peace in Connecticut

Choose a Connecticut Justice of the Peace for Your Wedding or Ceremony!

  • Our JPs will assist you in creating the wedding of your dreams.
  • Our JPs are professional, reliable and honorable. They subscribe to a Code of Ethics which puts the couple first.
  • Most JPs are willing to travel to your wedding venue.
  • A Connecticut Justice of the Peace may perform a marriage ANYWHERE in the state.  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. The fee is $30.

A Connecticut 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 she is signing is his or her "free act and deed" and that  she is who she says she is. Acknowledgements are typically required in real estate transactions and primary and nominating petitions.
All members of the Justice of the Peace Association have agreed to abide by the following Code of Ethics.“As a member of the Justice of the Peace Association LLC, www.jpUS.org, having accepted the responsibility of the office of Justice of the Peace, in order to faithfully discharge my duties with both competence and integrity, I resolve that I will adhere to the following standards of conduct:
  • To execute the statutes of the State in which I am empowered, as promised when I took the oath of office
  • To perform all tasks and responsibilities to the best of my ability
  • To complete and submit all documentation accurately, on time and to the proper authorities
  • To be honest with my clients and to act in their best interests
  • To charge a fee for my services that reflects my expertise, effort, time and involvement in the preparation and performance of my duties and that is in compliance with state statute, if applicable
  • To always act in a manner that reflects favorably on myself, my office, and the Justice of the Peace Association.”