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 20 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.
*Marriage Licenses are issued between 7:30 am and 3:30 pm - Monday through Thursday
*Allow one hour to complete the license process in our office
* Both parties must be present when applying for their marriage license
If printing this form to fill in manually use black ink
TOWN OF STANDISH
MARRIAGE CEREMONY POLICY
Effective November 18, 2020 Town Office staff will not officiate marriage ceremonies, until further notice.
Marriage licenses can still be obtained at the Town Clerk's Office during the hours noted above.
Use this link to the State of Maine website to locate a notary public to assist you: Maine Secretary of State Notary Search Form