To apply for a marriage license, the couple must come to the Town Clerk's Office. Both parties must be 18 years of age unless a waiver is obtained from a probate or district court. There is a 3 day mandatory waiting period before the marriage license can be issued and can only be waived with a court order.
Marriage Licenses are valid for 60 days from the date of application and can only be used to marry in any Massachusetts city or town.
The fee is $30.00 for filing marriage intentions in Montague which also includes a certified copy of the marriage certificate.
Please know your social security number along with the correct spelling of your parents full names. Also, please know the correct spelling of your mother's maiden name.
One Day Solemnization and Non-Resident Clergy Certificates are available through the Governor's Office. This is special permission for a layperson to perform a marriage. One can obtain an application by calling (617) 727-2836. The fee for a one day solemnization license is $25.00. Payable to The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.