Marriage License / Civil Marriage

To obtain a marriage license a person

  • Must be eighteen years old.
  • Must file their intentions to marry with the Town Clerk in person (except if one person is in the military or incarcerated).
  • Cost of a license is $25.00. Cash or Check

The Marriage Intention Form is valid for sixty days and must be used for a ceremony conducted within Massachusetts. The agent (member of the clergy or Justice of the Peace) who performs the ceremony must sign the license in black ink and return it to the issuing city or town.

Civil Marriage Ceremony
May be performed by a Justice of the Peace (city and town clerks are Justices of the Peace). There is a nominal fee.