Marriage Licenses

When You Should Apply

The marriage license is valid for 60 days from the day you apply (after the three-day waiting period).

Apply for your license no sooner than 60 days before your planned wedding date.

Location of the Wedding

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If the marriage is to take place in Massachusetts, you may apply for your license at any city or town clerk's office in Massachusetts regardless of where you live. Fees and hours vary from office to office.

If your marriage is going to take place outside of Massachusetts, you must contact the local officials in the jurisdiction where the marriage will take place. Marriage laws vary from state to state.

License Fee - $40

This fee includes the license and one certified copy of the marriage certificate.