Marriage Licenses

to make an appointment to obtain a marriage license,  please call the clerk's office : M-F 9:00AM to 4:00pm  207-874-8610

Filing of Marriage Intentions-
by appointment only

Residents of the state intending to be joined in marriage are required to record notice of their intentions in person (both parties must be present) in the office of the clerk of the municipality in which at least one of them resides. The parties must file the Intentions of Marriage Forms., and **accompanying documents with $40 license fee.  In keeping with ongoing efforts to improve customer service, and in order to expedite the implementation of a new data entry process, the intentions forms should be filled out prior. Out-of-state residents may file their Intentions in any municipal office. If filing in Portland, appointments are still required.

Marriage License Validity

This marriage license is valid in any community in Maine for a period of 90 days from the date the intentions are filed.

**Previous Marriages

If either party has been previously married, the certified document of the divorce decree or death certificate must be presented to the clerk.
If you were divorced outside of the United States:
If your divorce decree is not in English, in addition to providing a certified copy of the original judgment, you must provide a notarized English translation of the judgement, done by a disinterested third party, such as a language translation service.

Marriage Ceremony AT CITY HALL -by appointment only

If you are planning on getting married in City Hall, the following are available:

For marriage ceremonies performed by notary staff in the City Clerk’s office.

  1. Basic Marriage performed at the counter in the City Clerk’s office. This is a short vow pronouncement.  The Marriage Package is not available at this time.  
*Due to limited space in room 203, we will be limiting our wedding ceremonies to 6 people, including the couple getting married.

  1. Marriage Package, consisting of choice of ceremony performed by notary staff of the City Clerk’s Office in the City of Portland’s grand State of Maine Room which features a decorated LED candle lit mantle. Minimum of two weeks prior notice required. For more details view Marriage Package Application.

The above is available Monday-Friday, by appointment, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM*     FMI  call 874-8610.


Marriage license - $40.
Marriage Ceremony, City Clerk's Office - $125
Marriage Ceremony Package - $300 Not Available
Certified Copies - $15 charge per copy for the first copy, and $6 for additional
State of Maine room $60/hour (M-F 9:00am-4:00pm) Not Available