Marriage Licenses


Couples can apply for a marriage license in East Greenwich if they meet one of the following criteria:

  • Either party is an East Greenwich resident
  • Both parties live out of state and the wedding ceremony is taking place in East Greenwich.

Both parties must appear in person to apply for and sign a marriage license. A valid photo ID is required. Applicants that were born in the United States must provide a certified copy of their birth certificate (with a raised seal). Passports (unexpired) are only accepted as an alternate form of photo ID or for applicants who were born outside of the United States and cannot produce a certified copy of their birth record. If it is not the first marriage for either applicant then a final divorce decree (with a raised seal) or death certificate (with a raised seal) must be presented.

Processing Time

Please allow 20 to 30 minutes to process your request.


Marriage Licenses cost $24.

State Requirements

Rhode Island (RI) Marriage Requirements are found on the Department of Health website.

RI Department of Health's website has been updated to include "What You Should Know" information regarding Rhode Island's new Marriage Equality Law.