Marriage Intention and Marriage License Certificates

The fee for filing a Marriage Intention is $25.00/Marriage Certificate is $10.00, please call and make your appointment with the Town Clerk 978-827-4100 ext 3

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 intention 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 Intention/License. There is no longer a requirement for blood tests in Massachusetts.

Please see Commonwealth of Massachusetts for information on getting married in Massachusetts this link covers:

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