Apply For A Fall River Marriage License

How can a Fall River marriage license be applied for in Massachusetts?

The Massachusetts marriage license can only be applied for in one way in the City of Fall River, by going to the City of Fall River’s City Clerk’s Office to complete and file an application. In the State of Massachusetts, the marriage license is called the Marriage Certificate.  However, it is critical to have you and your fiancé’s vital information with you prior to going to the City Clerk’s Office. The information that will be asked for on the Marriage Certificate Application will be:

  • Your full names (they must be your legal names and not nicknames)
  • Addresses, residential and mailing are required as well as where you want the Marriage Certificate sent
  • Date of birth, both you and your fiancé’s
  • Your employment type
  • Number of previous marriages and the date they officially ended, indicate if it was by death or divorce, death certificates are not required if that was the case, if there is or was a Civil-Union or state created Domestic Partnership
  • Social security numbers
  • Birthplaces of you and your fiancé
  • Names and birthplaces of parents, please include all 
  • Gender of you and your spouse to be
  • Disclosure if applicants are closely related by blood, such as grandparents or siblings
  • Signatures and dates
  • Currently, the marriage license application or the Massachusetts Marriage License Form is not available online due to the fact that the Fall River City Clerk wishes you and your spouse to be to physically go in person together, to apply. Under dire circumstances, such as deployment under the armed forces, the Fall River City Clerk will make an exception to being required to apply in person. Please call the Fall River City Clerk if you need to make special arrangements, their telephone number is: (508) 324-2220.

    How much will the Marriage Certificate in Fall River, MA cost?

    The fee for the Marriage Certificate is $40. This can be paid utilizing cash, check, Visa or Mastercard. The fee is due precisely at the same time that you submit your completed application and appear in person at the Fall River City Clerk’s Office.  If you would like a civil wedding conducted by a city clerk, please call the Fall River City Clerk for appointment times and pricing at: (508) 324-2220.

    What age must we be for a Fall River wedding?

    The Massachusetts age requirement for marriages is 18 years at least. For minors between the ages of 15-17, parental or guardian permission will need to be given as well as having to appear before a court.

    Is identification required for a Fall River Marriage Certificate?

    Yes. Forms of photo identification that are acceptable to the Fall River City Clerk are:
  • DMV Driver’s License
  • DMV Photo Identification
  • Military Card
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate (must have some type of photo I.D. to show as well)
  • Still have more questions or concerns about how to get a Fall River Marriage Certificate?

    If you or your fiancé still has remaining questions regarding obtaining your marriage license or Marriage Certificate, please contact the City of Fall River City Clerk’s Office directly at their telephone number of : (508) 324-2220. Also, you will need the Fall River City Clerk’s address, it is:

    Fall River City Clerk
    One Government Center
    Room 227
    Fall River, MA 02722
    If you prefer to correspond through email, the contact is: , you may also visit their website at the Fall River Marriage License.


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