You must apply for a marriage license in the town where the marriage will occur.
Marriage License Requirements:
The Bride and Groom must both appear in person (although it need not be at the same time) with current identification such as a driver’s license or picture ID. Be prepared to answer a series of questions concerning your personal facts and the anticipated date, place of marriage and who will perform the ceremony. Filling out the Marriage License Worksheet Form* prior to coming in will help expedite the process.
After completion of the application the Town Clerk will issue the license. The fee for the license is $50.00.
The marriage must take place not more than sixty-five days after the date of application.
You will need to present the license to the person performing the marriage. After the ceremony, the officiator will sign and return the license to the town where the marriage occurred.
Certified copies of the license may be obtained by filing a Request for Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate Form*
with the Town Clerk’s Office of town of occurrence or the town of residence after it has been received for record.The fee for a certified copy is $20.00.Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for mail requests.
Birth Certificates are on file in the Town Clerk’s Office of the town in which the birth occurred and in the town in which the child’s mother lived at the time of birth.
Birth Certificate for individuals under the age of 100 years old are confidential in Connecticut and are available only to the individual (18 years or older), his or her spouse, parent, adult child, grandparent, or legal guardian.
Certified copies of a birth certificate may be obtained by filing a Request for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate Form*
with the Town Clerk’s Office.The fees for a certified copies are as follows:
Wallet Size – $15.00
Full Size – $20.00
Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for mail requests.
Death Certificates are on file in the Town Clerk’s Office of the town in which the death occurred and in the town in which the individual lived at the time of death.
Union was the last town to be settled east of the Connecticut River, largely because of its rough terrain and poor soil. In 1633, John Oldham, an adventurer from Massachusetts, obtained specimens of black lead or graphite from the Indians. During the Revolutionary War Governor Trumbull tapped this valuable resource for use at cannon foundries. On July 1, 1720 the General Assembly sold 12,500 acres to 12 proprietors for 307 pounds, comprising the area that is now Union.