Your Special Day Has Arrived
On Novemeber 6th, 2012 the People of the State of Maine put an end to the discrimination against Gay and Lesbian couples and made Maine the first state to make Gay Marriage legal by Popular Vote! On December 29th, 2012 a law was passed legalizing Gay Marriage throughout the state making Maine the fifth New England state where marriage is equal to all!
Now it is your time to get married! Below is a list of guidelines on how to obtain a Marriage License in the State of Maine. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us by email or phone and we will be more than happy to help you!
How to obtaining a Maine Marriage License:
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 more information.
- If both of you are residents of the state of Maine, you should both apply at the town office where at least one of you is a resident. If you are residents of different Maine towns, you both may apply in one town or the other - you do not need to apply separately in each town.
- If one is from out of state, then both of you should apply in the town where one holds residency.
- If neither of you is a resident of Maine, then you may apply in any Maine town office. It need not be the same town where you plan to be married.
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.