Marriage Licenses

Persons who wish to obtain a marriage license to be married in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are required to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Appear in person together.
  • Provide satisfactory identification (driver’s license).
  • Swear or affirm to an oath under the penalties of perjury.

A marriage license is valid throughout Massachusetts for up to 60 days from the date of the application. A 3-day waiting period is required for processing the license. There is no longer a requirement for blood tests in Massachusetts.

If an out-of-state member of the clergy is performing the ceremony, a special certificate must be obtained from the Secretary of the Commonwealth prior to the ceremony. Contact the Commissions Office for more information at 617-727-2836.

The fee for filing for a marriage license is $20.00, on July 1, 2017 the fee will be $25.00. Call the Town Clerk for further information.

Please make an appointment with the Town Clerk by calling 978-827-4100, EXT. 3.