Notice: Due to restricted access to the building, all couples planning to file a marriage intention with the Worcester City Clerk must make an appointment Online.
Any couple can get married as long as each person is 18 or older, and currently not married.
To apply for a marriage license, couples must apply together and in person.
When you show up to City Hall, you and your partner need to provide:
- Your legal names, and what last name you will use after marriage.
- Where you both live now.
- Your dates of birth and where you were born.
- The names of your parents, including maiden names, and whether or not your parents were married when you were born.
- If you were previously married, we will need to know how many times.
- If you were previously married, we need to know the date you were divorced or see your annulment papers.
- Valid identification (this includes passports, driver's licenses, state IDs or military IDs).
- Your Social Security numbers (if you do not have a Social Security number, you have to write down why - for example, it was never issued or you are not a resident).
We charge a $40 application fee. We take cash, money order or check. Payments should be made out to the City of Worcester.
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.