Apply For A Somerville Marriage License

What is the process to apply for a marriage license in Somerville?

The very first step that will need to be taken is to go, in person to the Somerville City Clerk’s Office to be able to apply for your marriage license. The Somerville Clerk’s Office is found at City Clerk’s Office
Somerville City Hall
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA  02143

The City of Somerville’s their telephone number is (617) 625-6600 x4100.
 No need to worry if you will be away from town, you may apply at any City Clerk’s Office throughout the whole State of Massachusetts, so long as your wedding ceremony will take place within the state.  If your marriage ceremony will happen in a different state, see them for guidelines. At the same instance that you and your spouse-to-be apply, you will also be required to prove your age and identity via a driver’s license, DMV photo I.D., a passport or a military card and both of your birth certificates and social security cards are due as well.

Unfortunately, you cannot obtain a copy of the Marriage Intentions Application without going to the office in person and the application process takes about 30 minutes to complete, please make certain that you have enough time because you cannot remove the Marriage Intentions Application from the premises. You should also be aware that once your marriage is completed, the marriage license is called the Marriage Certificate and can be picked up 10 business days after the wedding at the City Clerk’s Office, it is not mailed.

What information will be on the marriage license application for residents of Somerville?

This information is very crucial to have available when you apply for your marriage license at the City Clerk’s Office. Both you and your fiancé will need to gather, legal names (including middle names), mailing address and physical address of residence (if different), social security numbers, names and birthplaces of all parents, your occupations, if one of you is under 18 years of age then the required court document will have to be attached, if one of you has had a divorce or annulment in the past 30 days, then those documents do not have to be submitted with the application but you need to make sure that the previous marriage is truly over (otherwise legal issues could ensue), signatures and dates are also mandatory as well as certification that you and your fiancé are not closely related by blood.

What fee should be expected for the Somerville marriage license application?

The fee is always $50 for the official marriage license certificate. Included in the charge is a certified copy of the marriage license to be mailed to the address indicated on your marriage license application. If you decided that you want a civil marriage, the Somerville City Clerk assesses an additional fee for the marriage ceremony. You can make an appointment for a marriage ceremony by calling the Somerville City Clerk at (617) 625-6600 x4100. The methods of payment that the Somerville City Clerk accept are, cash or check or money order no credit cards can be accepted. Fees are required at the time the application is remitted to the clerk, there can be no billing.

For more questions, who should be contacted?

You or your fiancé may contact the Somerville City Clerk, Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 am-4:00pm, Thursday 8:30 am-7:00pm and Friday 8:30am-12:00 Noon. They are always closed on both federal and state holidays. Visit the Somerville Marriage License page for further details.  The office is located at:

Somerville City Hall
City Clerk’s Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA  02143


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