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Marriage licenses are issued at the town or city level. The couple must visit the town office in person to apply for the marriage license. You may want to check your town's website for information.
Your marriage license is valid for 90 days and can only be used within the State of Maine. There is no longer a waiting period from the time your marriage license is issued until your wedding can take place. The person performing the ceremony is responsible for filing the marriage certificate with the town office that issued the marriage license.
To obtain a marriage license:
The following individuals are authorized to perform marriages in Maine:
Maine does not have Justices of the Peace. Out-of-state Notaries and Justices of the Peace cannot officiate weddings in Maine.