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Being Married in Massachusetts?

A marriage license is issued to individuals 18 and older who are to be married in the state of Massachusetts. The license itself is issued three (3) days after the parties file their Intentions to be married by appearing in person together at the Clerk's Office.

The charge of $40.00 is due at the time of filing Intentions.

The marriage may take place anywhere in Massachusetts during the sixty (60) days following the date of filing Intentions and after satisfying the three (3) day waiting period.

A pre-marital blood test is not required as part of the process of obtaining a license to be married in the Commonwealth due to a significant change in the General Laws effective January 28, 2005.

Anyone anticipating marriage is encouraged to call the City Clerk's Office to confirm the requirements for obtaining a marriage license as there are exceptions to the general requirements outlined here.

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