Apply For A New Bedford Marriage License
How can we apply for a marriage license in New Bedford?
To get a marriage license in New Bedford, Massachusetts all applicants must go in person to apply at the New Bedford City Clerk’s Office. Both the bridge and groom must be present together to apply for the marriage license.
The New Bedford City Clerk’s Office is found at:
New Bedford City Hall
133 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Mon-Fri: 8 am - 4 pm
Please note that the only exceptions to applying in person are hospitalization, incarceration or military duty. If you have questions, please call the New Bedford City Clerk at 508-979-1400. You must apply at least 2 to 3 weeks prior to the wedding. There is a required 3 day wait period before you can pick up the marriage license (also known as the Marriage Certificate). The only way to circumvent this wait time is to go to a hearing with a District Judge and the cost is approximately $200. If you wish to have a civil wedding, please contact the New Bedford City Clerk for an appointment.
How much will we pay for our New Bedford marriage license or Marriage Certificate to be processed?
All applicants must pay a one-time cost of $40 due at the time of application remittance. This can be paid via several methods: cash, check, or credit cards that are Visa or Mastercard. A certified copy of the marriage license is included in the $40 fee and you will be required to pick it up from the office.
What details will the New Bedford marriage license application ask about?
This information is probably the most important to read. If you do not have all of the following details, your marriage license could be rejected by the New Bedford Clerk’s Office.
Will we need to get a blood test for our marriage license in New Bedford?
Fortunately, no. This is one less item that you won’t have to do to get married. This was changed in the State of Massachusetts in 2005.
Any further questions?
If you still have additional concerns or questions, please call the New Bedford City Clerk’s Office at 508-979-1400. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. You may also visit the New Bedford Marriage Licenseonline.
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