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Marriage Laws U.S. Massachusetts Northampton City Clerk

Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Northampton, Massachusetts marriage license. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your ceremony date.

Northampton County Marriage License Office

Northampton City Clerk
210 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 587-1224
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. / M - F
Closed for holidays Observed by Northampton County

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ID Requirement:

Proper identification is necessary in Massachusetts. You may be required to show a certified birth certificate.

Same Sex Marriages:

Yes, same-sex couples can get married in Northampton County.

Residency Requirement:


Previous Marriages:

No special requirements. However, some county Websites state no restriction, others state that you must wait 90 days after your divorce is final before remarrying.

Covenant Marriage Option:


Waiting Period:

Northampton County has a three-day (3) waiting period. You may go to court and obtain a court order to waive the three-day waiting period.

If either of you are close to death, or if the bride is near the end of her pregnancy, a request by your attending physician or clergyperson would suffice and the clerk can issue the license immediately without a court order.


It will cost you between $4 and $50 to get married in Northampton County. Each Massachusetts community can set their own fees.

Other Tests:

None. Massachusetts state lawmakers repealed the law requiring blood tests late in 2004. It went into effect on January 28, 2005.

Proxy Marriages:

No. However, if one of you is in the military, or is incarcerated, the other may make application for the marriage license for both of you.

Cousin Marriages:


Common Law Marriages:


Under 18:

If you are under 18 years old, you will need a court order from either a probate court or district court in the locale where you live in order to apply for a marriage license.


Any ordained ministers or clergymen, and justices of the peace may perform weddings in Massachusetts. By state law, Justices of the Peace may charge $25 to $75 for a marriage in a town they live in. They may charge $75 to $125 if the wedding will be out of town.

Out-of-state clergy need to obtain a Certificate of Authorization from the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth before the wedding ceremony.

A non-minister or non-justice of the peace (such as a relative of family friend) may receive from the Governor, for a $25 fee, special one-time permission to perform a marriage.


Witnesses are not required in Northampton County.


License is valid for sixty (60) days.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:

Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
Department of Public Health
150 Mt. Vernon Street
Boston, MA 02125-3105
(617) 740-2600

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

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