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:
Use the Request for Vital Record (PDF) document to request a copy of a marriage certificate.
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.