Connecticut Officiant Government Registration Requirements
Learn what the marriage officiant registration requirements are in Connecticut. This page covers everything you need to know to legally officiate wedding ceremonies in Connecticut.
Who can officiate weddings in Connecticut?
(a) Persons authorized to solemnize marriages in this state include (1) all judges and retired judges, either elected or appointed, including federal judges and judges of other states who may legally join persons in marriage in their jurisdictions, (2) family support magistrates, family support referees, state referees and justices of the peace who are appointed in Connecticut, and (3) all ordained or licensed members of the clergy, belonging to this state or any other state. All marriages solemnized according to the forms and usages of any religious denomination in this state, including marriages witnessed by a duly constituted Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is, are valid. All marriages attempted to be celebrated by any other person are void.
General Statutes of Connecticut § 46b-22
Are online ordained ministers recognized in Connecticut?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Connecticut.
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Am I as the minister officiant required to register with the Connecticut Government?
The Connecticut Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Connecticut to officiate a wedding.4.
What Connecticut office handles officiant registration?
The Connecticut Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.5.
How old do I have to be to officiate a wedding in Connecticut?
All Wedding Officiants in Connecticut must be at least 18 years old.