How to Get Married in Maine
Marriage License Summary
3 days to receive
15 Days from Wedding
Applying for the Marriage LicenseAny unmarried couple, both individuals at least 18 years old, can apply for a marriage license in Maine. Same sex marriages are recognized.
To apply for a marriage license the couple must appear together, at a Town Clerk’s Office. This is the local government office that has jurisdiction over where the marriage will take place. Applicants must bring valid ID (driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.) to confirm their identities.
A Maine Marriage License has a 3 day waiting period before it can be picked up and is valid for 90 days.
It costs $20 to apply for the marriage license.
Completing and Returning the Marriage LicenseOn the wedding day, either preceding or following the ceremony, the couple must present their marriage license to the minister, who must make sure that the license is valid, and that the couple’s information is accurate.
The minister then signs the license, ensuring that it bears any necesarry witness signatures. Once completed, the minister or the couple must return the license to the Town Clerk’s office within applicable deadlines.
Where to File for a Marriage License
Address & Contact
50 State Street, Suite 7 Ellsworth ME 04605