Marriage Intentions

Getting Married

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.

  • A marriage license is issued to individuals 18 and older who are to be married in the state of Massachusetts.
  • A pre-marital blood test is not required as part of the process of obtaining a license to be married in the Commonwealth.
  • The charge of $40 is due at the time of filing Intentions.
  • 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 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.

How to Obtain a Certified Copy - Marriage Certificate

The Office of the City Clerk maintains the records of Birth, Marriage and Death. Learn how to search for or obtain a certified copy of a marriage certificate.

Marriage Certificates

Contact Information

City Clerk
City Hall Room 206
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

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Phone: 508-799-1121
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