Apply For A Newton Marriage License

Can we mail the marriage license application to the Newton City Clerk for our marriage license?

No. You and your spouse to be are mandated to actually physically go to the Newton City Clerk’s Office to successfully apply for your marriage license in Newton, Massachusetts. Furthermore, the marriage license application is not available online, so it behooves you to go to the Newton City Clerk’s Office to obtain your marriage license. Importantly, the Marriage Intention Form (marriage license application) cannot be removed from the City Clerk’s Office and has to be applied for in person by both of you. It is recommended that you go at least by 4:00pm to apply because it may take up to an hour to do so.

If you or your fiancé are unable to go for dire circumstances, you will need to speak to a City Clerk to explain your situation and for a determination if you may apply another way. Call them at (617) 796-1200. After you apply and have your marriage solemnized (completed), then you can obtain a copy by printing the Vital Records Form online with the Newton Marriage License. It is also good to know that if you live in Newton but plan on having your wedding in another part of the State of Massachusetts that is perfectly fine. You can apply anywhere throughout the state as long as the marriage ceremony will actually happen within the state. If you plan on having your wedding in another state, please contact them for their information.

What information will we need for our Newton marriage license application?

Please have your full names, including the female’s maiden name, social security numbers, current addresses for you both (if different), where your parents were born, parents’ names, your occupations, identification (military card, passports, driver’s license or DMV photo I.D., if you are using your birth certificate then you will also need to present a photo I.D.), certification that you and your fiancé are not closely related by blood, you will need to sign and then date the application.

What are acceptable forms of payment for our Newton marriage license?

The City of Newton will only accept cash or check to pay your required $35 fee to file your Marriage Intentions Form, also known as a marriage license application.

Who is able to marry us in Newton?

Those that are legally able to wed couples in Newton are:
Religious leaders who are in “regular communion with their church” meaning, they are active in their church, Native American spiritual advisors, certain judges and magistrates (more information can be found on the State of Massachusetts page), governors and  certain mayors.

Who can we contact for more help?

You or your spouse-to-be may contact the City of Newton City Clerk’s Office directly for further questions pertaining to receiving your marriage license. They can be reached between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday at (617) 796-1200, Tuesdays have extended hours until 8:00pm. Their office is found at:

City of Newton, City Clerk
1000 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
Visit them at their webpage: City of Newton


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