Marriage, civil union licenses to double in price

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The cost of getting married is going up.

On July 1, the fee for a marriage or civil union license in Vermont will increase from $23 to $45.

Some of the money raised from the new fee will pay for new efforts to fight domestic violence.

Since the increase was part of a bill for that initiative, some town clerks weren’t aware of the change.

Of the $45 fee, $20 will go to domestic violence programs, $15 to state government, and $2 to the towns.

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