What is the procedure for obtaining a Marriage License?

To obtain a marriage license in Chicopee, both parties must come into the City Clerk’s Office to apply. Due to time requirements involved applications for marriage intentions are accepted up to 4:00 PM. There is a three day waiting period and a twenty-five dollar filing fee. The three day waiting period includes weekends and holidays. You may apply for a marriage license in any city or town in Massachusetts, however, the marriage record will only be on file in the city or town where the license was obtained. Once the marriage license is returned to our office, and recorded, certified copies may be obtained at a cost of $10.00 each. Blood tests are no longer required. Both parties must be not less than 18 years of age. Per the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, proof of identification shall be presented with any of the following documents; (1) an original or certified copy of a record of birth; (2) an original or certified copy of a baptismal record; (3) a passport; (4) a life insurance policy; (5) an employment certificate; (6) a school record; (7) an immigration record; (8) a naturalization record; or (9) a court record. The clerk or registrar shall not accept documentary evidence of a lower grade unless the clerk or registrar is satisfied that evidence of a higher grade is not readily procurable. All documents are signed under the Pains and Penalties of Perjury. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the City Clerk’s Office. 


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