Before the wedding:

  • Where you get your license:
    1. If you both reside in Maine and live in the same town - From the town clerk of the town you reside in.
    2. If you both reside in Maine but live in different towns - From the town clerk of either town.
    3. If one of you reside in Maine but the other does not - From the town clerk of the Maine resident.
    4. If neither of you are a Maine resident - From any town clerk in the State of Maine.
  • Licenses are issued - As soon as the application is filled out and and signed by the town clerk.
  • Where you may marry - Anywhere in the State of Maine.
  • Identification: You must present your current photo ID's with a physical description of yourselves (such as a driver's license). This must also be presented to the person who marries you.
  • Cost - $40.00
  • Valid for - 90 days from the date they are issued. The marriage must occur within that period or another license must be obtained.
  • A certified copy of a divorce decree or a death certificate is needed for those who have been previously married.
Witnesses:
  • Number needed - 2
  • Age requirements - Do not have to be of any specific age but must be able to understand the seriousness of a wedding.
  • Purpose - Must witness the ceremony and sign the license.
After the wedding ceremony:
  • Signing of the license - By the witnesses.
  • Possession of the license - The person who marries you will then sign and return the license to the town clerk, where the license was obtained, within 7 days.
  • Certificate of marriage - A momento certificate may be given by the person who marries you, but the LEGAL certificate must be obtained from the town clerk where the license was obtained.
  • Cost of legal certificate - $15.00