Massachusetts Residents may apply in any City or Town in the Commonwealth. The prospective couple must fill out an Intention of Marriage Form and a Record of Social Security Numbers. The license is issued three working days after the intentions are filed and is valid in any community in Massachusetts for a period of 60 days from the date the intentions are filed.
The cost of the marriage license is $30.00. Certified copies of the completed license may be obtained from the Clerk for a fee of $10.00 each.
If an out-of-state member of the clergy is to perform the marriage, the clergy person must obtain a Certificate of Authorization from the MA Secretary of State PRIOR to the ceremony. This certificate, which is issued by the Public Records Division of the Office of the Secretary of State (617-727-2836) is to be attached to the original license and returned to the Town Clerk where the license was issued.