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How to Get Married in Maine

Marriage License Summary

Issuing Office:
Town Clerk
Cost:
$20.00
Waiting Period:
3 days to receive
Expires in:
90 Days
License Return:
15 Days from Wedding

Applying for the Marriage License

Any 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 License

On 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

Filter Offices:

Office (County)
Weddings
Address & Contact
Androscoggin
3
Aroostook
3
Cumberland
15
Franklin
3
6
50 State Street, Suite 7 Ellsworth ME 04605
Phone: 207.667.9542
Kennebec
7
Lincoln
5
Oxford
9
Penobscot
11
Piscataquis
2
Sagadahoc
1
Somerset
4
Waldo
2
Washington
1
York
17

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