How to Apply
Marriage Licenses are issued between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If possible, we encourage you to print off the VS2-A Marriage Intention form before you arrive to save you time; please print neatly and use black ink.
The application process can take up to 30 minutes or more to process, especially if the Marriage Intentions has not been filled out beforehand. Both parties need to be present, and appointments are encouraged.
Out-of-state residents must file their intentions to marry in any municipal office. Once the intentions are filed and the license is issued, the parties are free to marry anywhere within the State of Maine.
Residents of the State of Maine must file their intentions to marry in the office of the clerk of the municipality in which at least one of them resides.
If only one of the parties resides in Maine, the parties must file their intentions to marry in the office of the clerk of the municipality in which the resident party resides. Once the intentions are filed and the license is issued, the parties are free to marry anywhere within the State of Maine.
Fee & Turnaround Time
The cost of a marriage license is $40. It is valid for 90 days and can only be used within the State of Maine. There is no longer a waiting period from the time your marriage license is issued until your wedding can take place. The person performing the ceremony is responsible for filing the marriage certificate within seven (7) days with the town office that issued the marriage license.
We accept checks, cash and credit/debit. However, there is a service fee if you use a card.
Requirements to obtain a marriage license are:
- If this is not a first marriage for one of you, bring a certified copy (withraised seal) of the divorce form or death certificate of the last spouse
- Applicants must be over 18 years old
- Written parental consent is required for an applicant under 18
- Written parental consent and written consent of a judge are required for an applicant under 16. No blood test is required.
The Clerk will perform short marriage ceremonies by request and appointments are encouraged. There is no set fee for a marriage ceremony; however, we do accept donations that are used for needy children in Windham at Christmas time.