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Marriage Licenses
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To apply for a marriage license the couple must come together to the City Clerk’s Office.  Both must be at least eighteen years of age or they must obtain a court waiver from the district or probate court.  Once the couple fills out the application there is a mandatory three (3) day waiting period to pick up the license.  This three (3) day waiting period can only be waived with a court order.

The Marriage License is valid for sixty (60) days and can be used to marry in any City or Town in Massachusetts.

Application Fee: is $20.00

Once you are married and if you need a marriage certificate the fee is $10.00.

If you have taken your spouses last name you may need a marriage certificate in order to change your name on bank accounts, etc.



 
Salem City Hall 93 Washington Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone: 978-745-9595
   City Hall Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 8AM - 4PM Thursday 8AM - 7PM Friday 8AM - 12PM
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