What couples should do to get a Rhode Island marriage license
If both people live in Rhode Island, apply for a marriage license at the city or town hall where either person lives.
If only one person lives in Rhode Island, apply for a marriage license from the city or town hall where the Rhode Islander lives.
If neither person lives in Rhode Island, apply for a marriage license from the clerks' office in the city or town where the marriage ceremony will be performed.
Both people must provide a photo identification and birth certificate when applying for a marriage license. Check with the clerk’s office where you will apply for a marriage license for any requirements regarding approved forms of identification and proof of birth.
If either person is a minor, additional requirements may apply. Check with the town or city clerk for information about these requirements.
If either person has been married before or was in a civil union, you must have proof of divorce, being widowed, or that relationship has legally ended.
The town or city clerk must get a certified copy of the decree granting the divorce or a certified copy of the final dissolution of the previous relationship. A certified copy of a record has a raised State seal on it.
If the other person in the previous relationship is dead, the town or city clerk must get a certified copy of the death certificate.