Obtain a Marriage License
Where to Apply
Residents of the State of Maine must record notice of their intention 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 record notice of their intention 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. The license is valid to be used for a period of 90 days from the date the intentions were filed.
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. The license is valid to be used for a period of 90 days from the date the intentions are filed.
When applying for a marriage license, please allow approximately 30 minutes to complete the application process. We recommend that all applicants come to the Town Hall no later than 2:30 pm to allow enough time to complete the process during normal business hours.
Intentions of Marriage
Both parties must complete an Intention of Marriage form. Both parties signatures must be acknowledged before an official authorized to take oaths, i.e., a notary public.
The marriage license is valid to be utilized for 90 days from the date the intentions are filed.
No blood tests are required.
The filing fee is $40.
If either of the parties has been previously married, a certified copy of the death or divorce decree, whichever ended the previous marriage, must be presented to the Clerk where the intentions are filed. The certified copy must be presented to the Clerk prior to the processing of the marriage license.
A certified copy of a divorce decree may be obtained from the clerk of courts in the county where the divorce was filed. The clerk of courts will certify the document using an embossed seal. Photocopies are not accepted.
A certified copy of a death certificate may be obtained from the clerk in the town/city of the place of death. The clerk will certify the document using an embossed seal. Photocopies are not accepted.
Filing Intentions of Marriage
Step 1: Both parties must complete an Intentions of Marriage form at the office of the clerk where the intentions are filed.
The filing fee of $40 is paid at the time of filing.
The certified death/divorce decree(s), if applicable, is presented to the clerk at the time of filing. The marriage license will not be processed without the proper decree(s).
Proof of identity, i.e., driver's license, passport, or state I.D. must be provided at the time of filing.
For couples filing in Ogunquit, the Office of the Town Clerk is located at:
23 School Street
Ogunquit, ME 03907
Couples who file in Ogunquit may appear in the Town Clerk's Office:
Monday through Friday, 8 am to 2:30 pm
The office is closed on weekends and holidays.
Step 2: The marriage license is completed by the officiant legally qualified to perform a marriage in Maine and signed by two witnesses. The officiant is required to file the license within seven business days of the ceremony with the clerk where the license was issued.
Request a Certified (Legal) Copy of a Marriage License
Anyone requesting a certified copy of a marriage license must complete the form "Marriage - Certified Copy" and return it with the appropriate fee and a copy of your driver's license. The following information is what is required on the form:
- Full name of the first party, including middle name
- Full name of the second party, including the middle name
- Date of marriage
- Name and mailing address to which we should send the Certificate(s)
- Include a check and a self-addressed envelope (#10 business size)
It is $15 for the first copy and $6 for each additional copy of the same record, ordered at the same time. Please make a check or money order payable to the Town of Ogunquit.
Mail letter and payment to:
Town Clerk's Office
Town of Ogunquit
P.O. Box 875
Ogunquit, ME 03907-0875
Instructions for Completing Marriage Intentions Application
- The marriage intentions application is a legal document. You are responsible and liable for providing the information and documentation required.
- After completing the marriage intentions application, wait to sign your name(s) to the document before one of the clerks in this office or have your signatures notarized where you reside.
- If either party is divorced, widowed or had their marriage legally annulled, we must see the certified document verifying how the previous marriage ended. Certified means that the documents are affixed with a raised original seal and/or contain original signatures.
- Both parties must appear, in person, with proper identification with proof of current address (i.e., driver's license, State ID).
- Officiant information must be completed at the time of filing the intentions.
- Maine residents must file intentions in the office of the clerk in which at least one of them resides. If only one of the parties resides in the State, the parties shall record a notice of their intentions in the office of the clerk of the municipality in which the resident party resides.
- Out-of-state residents may file their intentions in any municipal office. Once the intentions are filed, the parties are free to marry anywhere within the State.
- The filing fee is $40. Please make the check or money order payable to the Town of Ogunquit. Please forward to:
Town of Ogunquit
P.O. Box 875
Ogunquit, ME 03907-0875
- If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the clerk's office at 207-646-9546.