How do I obtain a Marriage License?

Persons wishing to obtain a license to marry in Massachusetts must appear together in person to file their intentions to marry with any Massachusetts City or Town Clerk at least three days before the ceremony (except for in cases where one person is in the military or incarcerated).  You also must show picture ID (passport, driver's license, etc.). 

In Boxborough, the cost of filing for a marriage license is $40.00, which includes the license and two certified copies. The license is valid for sixty days, and may be used for a ceremony conducted in any Massachusetts city or town. The member of the clergy or Justice of the Peace who performs the ceremony must sign the license and return it to the city or town where it was issued before any copies can be issued.

For further information contact the Boxborough Town Clerk's Office at 978-264-1727, or the Mass. Secretary of State's Commissions Section at (617) 727-2836.

It is recommended that you call the Town Clerk in advance to schedule an appointment.