Rhode Island Marriage License Requirements

  • Individuals must be 18 or older to obtain a marriage license.
  • Females must be at least 16 years old with parental consent.
  • No medical exam or waiting period is required.
  • A birth certificate is required for proof of birth. A passport or alien card may be accepted for persons born outside the United States who cannot obtain a birth record.
  • A valid government issued form of identification. Some offices will not accept a passport without a certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Once issued, the license is valid for three (3) months.
  • If both people live in Rhode Island, the license can be obtained in the town of any of the residents.
  • If only one person lives in Rhode Island, the license must be obtained in the town of the RI resident.
  • If both people live out of state, the license must be obtained in the clerks' office of the city or town where the marriage ceremony will be performed.
  • License cost is $24.00 payable to the city or town.
  • The RI government site has more information.
  • You can print the PDF here.

City Halls and Clerk's Offices in Rhode Island:

Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, East Providence, Woonsocket, Newport