Purpose: A one-time designation certificate allows an individual to officiate a marriage ceremony on a specific date. The application must be approved by the Governor’s office via application through the RI Department of State.
Deadline for submitting an application: You can apply between 3 months and 5 business days before the wedding date.
Two ways to file this application
Submit online: The fee is $20.00, plus a $2.00 processing fee. Once your request is approved, your certificate will be processed within 5 business days.
Submit by mail: Complete the application online, then print and mail it with a check or money order. The fee is $25.00 and will be processed within 5 business days of receipt.
Correcting a certificate :
You can make a correction to a certificate that has already been mailed to you. Select "Update Certificate" to submit a correction and request a new certificate.