Marriage Licenses


Maine Residents: at least one party must be a Union resident.
Out-of-State Couples: can file their intentions in any municipal office.



The process takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

It will be quicker if you access the INTENTION OF MARRIAGE APPLICATION here. This is a fillable form, or you can print it out and complete in blank ink.

1)  Both parties need to appear at the Town Office with photo ID and file Intentions of Marriage and a Record of Social Security Numbers. The cost of filing is $40 ($20 each).

2)  Previous Marriages: If either party has been previously married, a certified copy of the death record or divorce decree with a raised seal, whichever ended the previous marriage, must be presented to the clerk prior to the processing of the marriage license. The marriage license will not be issued without the proper record/decree.

A certified copy of a divorce decree may be obtained from the clerk of courts in the county where the divorce was filed. The clerk of courts will certify the document using an embossed seal. Photocopies are not accepted.

A certified copy of a death certificate may be obtained from the clerk in the town/city of the place of death.  Photocopies are not accepted.

3)  Once the Intentions are filed the clerk will issue a Marriage License which will need to be signed, in person, by both the bride and groom. The parties are free to marry anywhere in the State of Maine. The license is valid for a period of 90 days from the date the intentions are filed.

The marriage license will be completed by the officiant legally qualified to perform a marriage in Maine and signed by two witness. They may give you a photocopy of the document but please note, it is not a legal copy. See below for legal copy information. The officiant is required to file the license within 7 working days of the ceremony, with the clerk where the license was issued.

After the marriage license is filed with the Town Clerk, certified (legal) copies of your marriage license may be obtained at the Town Office during normal business hours for a fee of $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for any additional copies done at the same time.