Marriage Licenses

MARRIAGE LICENSES/INTENTIONS

Due to the new process implemented by the State for the issuance of a Marriage Licenses, licenses will be done by appointment only during the week non-business hours.

The required Marriage Intentions form can be found and printed from the website indicated below to be filled out prior to your appointment time.

Both parties of the couple must not sign this form ahead of time unless they sign it in the presence of a Notary and signed by Notary.
Both parties of the couple must be present in person to sign the Marriage License itself.

http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/public-health-systems/data-research/vital-records/forms/index.shtml

Town Clerk can be reached during regular business hours:
Tuesday’s 8-4
Thursday’s 3:30-7:30pm
phone 207-766-5820 or by email at:

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Brenda L. Singo
Town Clerk

How to Get a Marriage License in the State of Maine

Marriage licenses are issued at the town or city level in Maine. The couple must visit the town office in person to apply for the marriage license. You may want to check your town’s website for information.

  • If both of you are residents of the state of Maine, you should both apply at the town office where at least one of you is a resident. If you are residents of different Maine towns, you both may apply in one town or the other – you do not need to apply separately in each town.
  • If one is from out of state, then both of you should apply in the town where one holds residency.
  • If neither of you is a resident of Maine, then you may apply in any Maine town office. It need not be the same town where you plan to be married.

Your marriage license 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 7 days at the town office that issued the marriage license.

Requirements to obtain a marriage license:

  • Photo ID such as a driver’s license may be required.
  • If this is not the first marriage for one of you, bring a certified copy (raised 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.

Officiants

The following individuals are authorized to perform marriages in Maine:

  • Ordained ministers of the gospel
  • A person licensed to preach by an association of ministers, religious seminary or ecclesiastical body
  • Judges or justices (residents of Maine only)
  • Lawyers admitted to the Maine Bar (residents of Maine only)
  • Maine Notaries – Out-of-state Notaries and Justices of the Peace cannot officiate weddings in Maine.

List of Long Island Notaries

Name Home                              Home Tel              Work/Cell Tel
DONOVAN, SONIA R.         (207) 766-5644
JOHNSON, BARBARA A.    (207) 766-0050   (207) 766-5820
MACVANE, KIM A.             (207) 766-2683   (207) 400-6094
MARR, SHARON G.            (207) 766-2784   (207) 766-2784
NORCROSS, ROBIN E        (207) 766-5291   (207) 781-5775
PAPKEE, PATRICIA A.       (207) 766-5895   (781) 702-0747
WATTERS, CHRISTINE M. (207) 766-5964   (207) 774-4000

Important Note Regarding Notaries

Per Maine State Vital Records, Notaries that perform wedding ceremonies ARE NOT TO emboss or stamp the marriage license with their notary seal.  Any marriage licenses returned to Town Clerks with the notary seal will be returned to the notary to have the license redone and obtain signatures again from witnesses.

Maine Laws Related to Marriage

 

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