In Massachusetts a couple must appear before a City or Town Clerk to complete paperwork, with some exceptions. After the forms are filled out, the couple then completes an oath with the Clerk. In most cases there is a three day waiting period during which the license is prepared by the Clerk’s Office. One or both parties must return to the Clerk’s Office to pick up the license after the prescribed waiting period; the marriage cannot be solemnized by your officiant without the license in hand.
The fee to file marriage intentions if $40 which is non-refundable.
HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT
Marriage intentions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY, we do not accept walk-ins.
Please note that we do not have an officiant in our office and we cannot perform services. The appointment link above is to file your intentions to obtain a marriage license from our office after your waiting period.
ON THE DAY OF YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT
NOTE: The Office is observing all safety standards to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as established by the Northampton Health Department. We reserve the right to deny services to members of the public who are not wearing face coverings or adhering to protocols necessary to prevent the spread of germs. Please reschedule if either party is sick or has COVID-19 related symptoms.