Getting married is an exciting time in one’s life, but it can also be a hectic one. There is much planning involved and you may not have all the answers. Getting a marriage license in Massachusetts is pretty simple, but you may not know how to go about it, or how to proceed afterward. Here are some FAQs regarding marriage licenses in Massachusetts!
Q. Is Massachusetts residency a requirement to obtain a marriage license in Massachusetts?
A. No. Residency is not required for marriage in Massachusetts.
Q. For how long is a marriage license valid?
A. After receiving your marriage license, you have 60 days to get married.
Q. Where is a Massachusetts’ marriage license recognized?
A. You can get married in any town or city in Massachusetts.
Q. How do I go about applying for a marriage license?
A. Both you and your fiance must be present at the city/town clerk’s office when applying for a license.
Q. What are the required documents for getting a license?
A. You’ll need a birth certificate or passport and your Social Security number.
Q. What is the waiting period for a marriage license?
A. There is typically a 3-day waiting period before the marriage license can be picked up. A court order can waive the 3-day waiting period.
Q. What is the cost of a marriage license in Massachusetts?
A. Each Massachusetts town/city sets their own fees.
If you have additional questions regarding marriage licenses within the State of Massachusetts, we encourage you to reach out to the town you plan on registering your marriage within. If you have questions regarding Exchange Hall’s capabilities regarding wedding receptions or even ceremonies, give us a call today!