Marriage Intentions

Filing Fee

  • $25


  • Both parties must appear in person together before 4 p.m. to file intentions.
  • Please bring your birth certificate and a photo id (such as a driver's license or MA Id card), and, if you were divorced within the last 12 months, proof that your divorce is absolute.
  • You must be married in Massachusetts within 60 days of filing.
  • You must pick up the license before the wedding ceremony and present it to the person who is officiating.
  • There is a three day waiting period between the time you fill out the paperwork and when you can pick it up.
  • A district or probate court may issue a waiver of the three day waiting period.
  • We suggest filing your intentions about two weeks prior to the wedding.
The City Clerk is a Justice of the Peace and is available to perform marriage ceremonies by appointment.