Before you head to Town Hall to obtain your license, there are a few things you need to do:

You must first complete a marriage application worksheet Microsoft Word - marriage worksheet rev 2010.doc (
Once completed, email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., along with your phone number and any questions you may have regarding the process. After receiving the completed application, Lauren or Martha will call to set up an appointment for you and your partner to come to the office and obtain the license. That day, you will both need to bring current photo identification, $50.00 (cash or check) for the license and $20.00 if you want a certified copy mailed to you after the license is returned.
Please do not hesitate to call if you have any further questions 860-295-6206

August  2021
Due to the increasingly high demand for notary public services, the Town Clerk’s office now offers specific hours during which you can have your document notarized.
Tuesdays 4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
There is a $5.00 fee for up to 3 notary signatures, $10.00 for any more than 3. If your document requires witnesses, please bring them with you.
You MUST BE a Marlborough resident, and provide a current photo ID to confirm your identity.
Please call 860-295-6206 if you have any questions.



Town Clerk, Lauren Griffin and  Town Clerk Assistant , Martha Lawton


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The Town Clerk’s Office is the center for public records and the Town Clerk is the official Record Keeper for the Town of Marlborough. The Town Clerk serves as the clerk for Town Meetings. She is responsible for the upkeep of land records, vital statistics, elections, minutes of the numerous Boards and Commissions, maps and various licenses and maintains the Town Ordinances. The Town Clerk also maintains the vault and is keeper of the Town Seal. The Town Clerk’s Office issues various licenses and the deadline for some of these should be noted.


BIRTH CERTIFICATES: Birth Certificates are available for anyone born in Marlborough or whose mother resided in Marlborough at the time of the birth.
You must be 18 years of age to request a certified copy of your birth certificate. A photo ID should be presented. Copies of birth certificates may be requested for yourself, your child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, or spouse. If request is by mail you must include a photo ID. The cost of a certified copy of a birth certificate is $20.

Birth Certificate Request 

MARRIAGE LICENSE: Marriage licenses must be obtained from the Town in which you plan to be married in. Both parties must appear before the Town Clerk to make application for the license. Couples should bring a current driver’s license, and need to know both of their parent’s places of birth and their mother’s maiden
name. The fee for a marriage license is $50. A certified copy of a marriage license is $20. Certified copies will be available in town of occurrence and the town of residence.

Marriage License Worksheet

Marriage License Request Form

DEATH CERTIFICATE: Death certificates are filed in the tow of occurrence and the town of the deceased persons domicile. The fee for a certified copy of a Death Certificate is $20. If the deceased individual was a veteran a free copy may be issued.

Request for copy of Certified Death Certificate.

Veterans Discharges must be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office by September 30th to qualify for a tax exemption for real or personal property. An original or certified copy of your DD214 (separation papers) certificate should be submitted to the Town Clerk for recording.

All dogs in the State of Connecticut require current rabies vaccinations and must be licensed. You can in to license your dog in person or you can license them by mail.
New puppies must be licensed within 30 days of turning 6 months old. All new dogs must be licensed within 30 days of obtaining them.

All dog license renewals are done in the month of June and become effective July 1.
If your rabies vaccination has expired since the last time the dog has been renewed you must bring proof of vaccination. No license can be issued unless the dog is up to date on their rabies vaccination. If dog has been spayed or neutered we must also have proof. The cost of licenses are as follows:

Unaltered dog: $19.00
Spayed or neutered dog: $8.00
Late fee: $1.00 per month
Transfer fee: $1.00 (from another town licensed)
Lost Tag Fee: $.50
Kennel Tag: $51.00 (Ten tags)

Any person conducting a business under a designation other than his own name must file a Trade Name Certificate. The forms are available in the Town Clerk’s Office and the filing fee is $10.00.

Trade Name Certificate

Liquor permits must be filed in the town Clerk’s Office. The fee for filing a Liquor
Permit is $20.00.

Applications to become a Notary Public are available in the Town Clerk’s Office or the Secretary of the States Office. Upon receipt of a Notary Public’s commission.

We also offer Notary Signature Service for a fee of $5.00 for up to three signatures. If you have more than three, the charge is $10.00.

Request for Vendor Permit

Copies of the latest Town Audit are available in the office of the Town Clerk.

The Town Clerk's Office is the center for public records and information including land records, vital statistics, elections, minutes of the numerous Boards and Commissions, maps and various licenses. The Town Clerk, Lauren Griffin and Town Clerk Assistant, Martha Lawton, strive to serve the Town of Marlborough in a friendly and efficient manner.

The Town Clerk’s Office issues and files various licenses and permits and the deadline for some of these should be noted.Veterans Discharges must be filed with the Town Clerk’s Office by September 30th to qualify for a tax exemption.Liquor Permits must be filed in the Town Clerk’s Office.


Town Hours of Operation

Monday            8:00 - 4:30
Tuesday           8:00 - 7:00
Wednesday      8:00 - 4:30
Thursday          8:00 - 4:30
Friday              8:00 - Noon

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