How to get married in Massachusetts

The legal age to marry in Massachusetts is 18 (M.G.L. ch. 207, s. 33A). All people who marry in the state must have a marriage license issued in Massachusetts by any city or town clerk (M.G.L. ch. 207, s. 28).

Marriage licenses are issued from any Massachusetts city or town hall. Proper identification is necessary. You may be required to show a certified birth certificate.

For additional information or questions, contact your local city or town hall or call the Citizen Information Service at 617-727-7030 or 1-800-392-6090.

Who can perform a marriage ceremony in Massachusetts?

In addition to people that already are able to perform marriage ceremonies in Massachusetts, you can also apply to have a , or an non-resident member of the clergy from out of state perform your ceremony.