Residents of the state intending to be joined in marriage shall record the notice of their intentions in the office of the clerk of the municipality in which at least one of them resides. If only one of the parties resides in the State, the parties shall file their intentions in the office of the clerk of the municipality in which the resident resides. If both parties reside out of the state, they may file their intentions in any municipal office.
The intentions or worksheet takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Information needed for completion of the worksheet includes name, residence, place of birth, date of birth of the parties, and the names and place of birth of their parents. If either party has been married previously, they need to bring with them the document that dissolved that former marriage (death certificate or divorce decree - with a raised seal). After the couple has completed the form, the clerk will type the marriage license and have the couple review and sign it. Once the intentions are filed and the license is issued, the parties are free to marry anywhere within the State of Maine. The license is valid for 90 days from the date the intentions are filed. The cost of the license is $40 payable to the clerk in the municipality.
TOWN OF STANDISH
MARRIAGE CEREMONY POLICY
Marriage ceremonies performed by and in the Town Clerk’s Office are available Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Marriage ceremonies performed at the Town Clerk’s Office can only be performed by the Clerk or Deputy Clerks.
The cost of the ceremony is $50. If town staff act as witnesses, an additional $25 fee is charged.
These fees are in addition to the license fee of $40 and fees charged for certified copies of the license.