Marriage License Applications

Marriage Intentions / Applying for a Marriage License

The process of applying for your marriage license requires approximately 20-30 minutes. Click on the attachment below for information on the process.  I ask that you contact me in advance to make an appointment so that I can set aside this time to be with you. I can be reached at 978-425-2600, x1 or by e-mail at

Please review the list of Legal Impediments to Marriage in Massachusetts before coming in to apply.

The fee for a marriage license is $30, which includes two certified copies of the certificate. We accept payment by cash or check made out to the "Town of Shirley".

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