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Marriage License

Braintree Town Hall
One JFK Memorial Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-794-8240
Fax: 781-794-8259

A couple getting married in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may apply for their marriage license in any Town Clerk’s office in the state. A license may be obtained by doing the following:

  1. Both parties must apply in person.
  2. Pay Marriage License Fee of $25.00
  3. Wait the required three-day waiting period before the license can be issued (The three day waiting period may be waived by the Courts). A marriage license, once filed, is valid for 60 days.
  4. After the marriage occurs, the officiant completes the license and returns it to the town.

To request a copy of a marriage certificate, click on the following link: Request for Vital Record.

The Braintree Town Clerk also is a Justice of the Peace and has the legal authority to perform marriage ceremonies.  Those desiring a civil ceremony should contact the Town Clerk in advance of the date of the ceremony.