Apply For A Malden Marriage License

How can we apply for our marriage license in the City of Malden, MA?

Make plans for you and your fiancé to go in person to the City of Malden City Clerk’s Office, otherwise you will not be able to receive a marriage license, and thus a valid, legal wedding in the State of Massachusetts. It is important to know that in the State of Massachusetts the marriage license is also known as the Marriage Certificate. The Marriage Intentions Form is the marriage application form and once you have your wedding, the marriage license is called the Marriage Certificate.

What kinds of identification can we use for our Malden marriage license?

It is critical to have the proper identification when you apply, else your marriage license application or your Marriage Intentions Form will be rejected. You can use a standard DMV issue Driver’s License or a DMV photo identification card, a military card or a passport or a birth certificate. If you chose to use a birth certificate you also must bring a photo I.D. of some kind to prove that it is you.

What is the cost to get our marriage license in Malden?

The City of Malden charges $30 for the marriage certificate, this must be paid at the same time you apply for your marriage license (submit the Marriage Intentions Form). The Marriage Intentions Form is not available online and can only be completed in the presence of a Malden City Clerk. If the office closes and you run out of time, you and your spouse-to-be will have to return at a later date to complete and file the application form. The marriage license is valid for 60 days from 3 days after you apply at the Malden City Clerk’s Office. The 3 day wait period can only be waived by appearing before a District Judge and this usually costs around $200.

What information will we need for our Malden Massachusetts Marriage Certificate?

You will need your names, addresses both residential and mailing, date of birth, respective occupations, number of previous marriages and the date they officially ended (whether by death or divorce), existence of Civil-Union or state created Domestic Partnership, whether it is present or dissolved, social security numbers, birthplaces, names and birthplaces of parents (all must be included), gender, disclosure if applicants are related by blood, signatures and dates.

Will we need to get a blood test for our Malden marriage license or Massachusetts Marriage Certificate?

No, blood tests are no longer a requirement to successfully receive your marriage license. However, appropriate proof of age will have to be shown, this includes both you and your fiancé in order to receive your marriage license. Your age is also verified at the same time that your identity is, when you apply.

Are there any further questions?

If you, or your fiancé, have any more questions or concerns that were not answered by this article, please call the City of Malden City Clerk’s Office at (781) 397-7000 between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Tuesday, the hours are 8:00am to 7:00pm and Friday, 8:00am to noon. You can also go to the Malden Marriage License page for details. The office is located at 200 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148.


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