WHO CAN PERFORM MARRIAGES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Marriages in New Hampshire may be performed by the following:
Please do not submit applications more than 3 months in advance of the wedding date
NEW! Application to Perform a Marriage Ceremony in New Hampshire - on-line fill-in form
The secretary of state may issue a special license to an individual residing out of state who is authorized or licensed by law to perform marriages in such individual's state of residence, authorizing him or her in a special case to marry a couple within the state. The secretary of state may require the submission of a copy of a valid commission or other indicia of authority to marry in the individual's state of residence as proof of existence of that authority. The names and residences of the couple proposed to be married in such special case shall be stated in the license, and no power shall be conferred to marry any other parties than those named therein. The fee for such license shall be $25.00.
The secretary of state may issue a special license to a judge of the United States residing in New Hampshire who is appointed pursuant to Article III of the United States Constitution, to a Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court residing in this state and appointed pursuant to Article I of the United States Constitution, or to a United States Magistrate Judge residing in this state and appointed pursuant to federal law or to a state supreme court justice, superior court judge, or circuit court judge.. There shall be a $25.00 fee for each license. A copy of the marriage license of the couple proposed to be married shall be filed with the secretary of state who shall maintain a permanent record of all such marriage licenses and the name and residence of the judge or magistrate performing the ceremony.
Contact the Bureau of Vital Records at 603-271-4651